|Zones||4 - 8|
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
|Mature Plant Size||48" tall 18-22" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late summer to early fall|
|Shipping||Now shipping to zones 8-10.|
Other zones shipping soon.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
|Ladybug Red Big Bluestem Grass (Andropogon gerardii ‘Ladybug Red’) is a western form of our native tall grass prairie species, Big Bluestem grass. It has outstanding red fall foliage and is a more compact grower than plants selected from Mid-Western locations. It is also better adapted to the alkaline, mineral soils found west of the Mississippi River. Founder and Chief Horticulturist David Salman explained the origin of its name, “When I dug the original plant along the highway near La Veta, CO I soon discovered that there was a nest of ladybugs living in the crown of the plant; and out they came in large numbers.” A nice companion grass for other prairie species like Ratibida, Echinacea, Salvia azurea and Liatris.|
Ladybug Red Big Bluestem Grass
Andropogon gerardii 'Lady Bug Red'
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall
Late summer to early fall
Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
|Amount Of Rain|
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Deer Resistant, Native, Great for Mass Plantings, Adds Movement, Adds Texture
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
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|Ships To Canada|
|Zone 2||Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019|
|Zone 3||Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019|
|Zone 4||Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019|
|Zone 5||Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019|
|Zone 6||Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019|
|Zone 7||Shipping begins the week of April 1st, 2019|
|Zone 8||Now Shipping|
|Zone 9||Now Shipping|
|Zone 10||Now Shipping|