Andropogon gerardii - Big bluestem
A tall, perennial, warm-season grass.
Big bluestem's captivating foliage changes from green to blue-green and silvery blue in the summer, to red, orange and purple in the fall.
Easy to maintain and while tolerant of a wide range of soils and conditions, it grows best in moist, fertile soil.
Self-seeds freely in optimum growing conditions.
Height: 4-6 ft
Water: Medium to dry
Bloom color: Purplish-red
Bloom time: September to February