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Hardy Ornamental Grasses

Andropogon gerardii 'Indian Warrior'

Big Blue Stem Grass
Andropogon, a prairie native, is the big brother to Schizachyrium, aka Little Blue Ste., 'Indian Warrior 'forms upright clumps of narrow green foliage that begins to take on purple, then bronze tones as summer moves toward autumn. Consider this a terrific and colorful alternative to pesky Miscanthus. 4-6’. Another handsome grass introduction by Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennials. Loves sun, and is drought tolerant.
Genus Andropogon
Common Name Big Blue Stem Grass
Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Winter, Summer, Fall
Season of Blooming Fall
Use Specimen, Cutting, Naturalizing, Ornamental, Container, Massing
Special Attributes Native Plant, Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care
Color Bronze, Plum-Purple