Andropogon gerardii 'Rain Dance' - Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii 'Rain Dance'
This majestic native selection is easy to grow and a colorful presence in the landscape throughout the growing season as deep green spring and summer foliage morphs to a striking maroon as the weather cools in fall. Its bloom is a seed bonanza for native songbirds from its showy plumes.
- Outstanding foliage color thru the growing season
- Provides seed and nesting for many native birds
- Superb for mass planting and erosion control
- Fast growing and drought tolerant
- Deer resistant
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Andropogon gerardii tolerates dry to average moist soils. It grows quickly in moist fertile soils but is more likely to bend and fall over. Clumps can be divided in early summer, use a sturdy shovel!