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Andropogon gerardii 'Indian Warrior'

Big Bluestem

'Indian Warrior' forms a very upright vase of green foliage that takes on first purples then bronzes as summer turns to autumn. It makes a terrific and colorful alternative to the larger Miscanthus.


  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:3-9
  • Height:5-6 Feet
  • Spread:18-24 Inches

Flower Color
Red
Foliage Color
Burgundy
Green
Purple
Best Usage
Border or Bed
Hedge
Mass Planting
Specimen
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Good Drainage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Exposure
Sun
Growth Rate
Medium
Asexual propagation prohibited?
No
Additional Information about Andropogon gerardii 'Indian Warrior'

'Indian Warrior' forms a very upright vase of green foliage that takes on first purples then bronzes as summer turns to autumn. It makes a terrific and colorful alternative to the larger Miscanthus. Big bluestem is a tall, native grass that used to be the dominant grass of the tall grass prairies of North America. It's also called turkey foot because the flowers resemble...well...a turkey's foot. Another terrific big bluestem from Brent Horvath.