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Andropogon gerardii 'Rain Dance'

Rain Dance Big Bluestem

  • »  Showy maroon-red foliage in late summer and fall
  • »  Great companion plant for tall, late-blooming wildflowers
  • »  Native
  • »  Deer resistant
  • »  Salt tolerant

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Tall and majestic, this outstanding native grass is easy to grow and offers the bonus of incredible maroon foliage color as the weather cools in fall and a plethora of seed that native songbirds love. Perfect for massing! Outstanding landscape color especially in fall. Very easy to grow. Deer and drought tolerant.  Outstanding for planting in waves of color.

Fall Color
Ornamental Grass
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Low Maintenance
Salt Tolerant
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer Bloomer
Late Summer
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Andropogon gerardii 'Rain Dance'

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