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Andropogon gerardii Karl's Cousin®

Karl's Cousin® Big Bluestem

  • »  Narrow upright form
  • »  Blue-green foliage
  • »  Showy flowers in August
  • »  Deer resistant
  • »  Drought tolerant

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This narrow, upright, architecturally pleasing specimen boasts an outstanding blue-green foliage color that changes to purple-blue as the weather cools in fall. Long blooming with showy flower heads for six weeks starting in August. Outstanding landscape color especially in fall. Very easy to grow. Deer and drought tolerant. Outstanding for planting in waves of color. Supports native birds with its seed.

Fall Color
Ornamental Grass
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Attracts Wildlife
Supports Bees
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer Bloomer
Late Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Andropogon gerardii Karl's Cousin®

Thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Cut back to 4 to 6" above ground level in late winter to prepare for spring flush.

Great Companions for Karl's Cousin® Big Bluestem