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Andropogon gerardii ‘Indian Warrior’
Andropogon gerardii ‘Indian Warrior’
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Andropogon gerardii ‘Indian Warrior’

Big Bluestem

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 8.020.150

Big Bluestem is a native grass and was once a dominate feature on the North American prairie and is sometimes referred to as the “Monarch of the Prairie”. This selection forms a tall, upright clump of green foliage turning dusky purple by mid summer. By late summer, deep purple, 3-stemmed seed heads appear on red stems. When the seed heads are about to open, they form bright red-orange pollen sacs that dangle from the flowers and can be seen from a distance. Foliage turns dark smokey purple with red highlights by fall. Long-lived. Excellent for use as privacy screening. Bred by Brent Horvath and introduced by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens. USPP#24999: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

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Andropogon gerardii ‘Indian Warrior’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   155-180 cm
   60-70 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate