Andropogon gerardii Rain Dance
Rain Dance Big Bluestem Grass
Details60-72" tall x 20-24" wide. Andropogon gerardii 'Rain Dance' (Rain Dance Big Bluestem Grass) is grown for its outstanding maroon-red late summer and fall foliage. A prairie native, this perennial ornamental grass, 'Rain Dance' thrives in average to rich soils with regular moisture to look its best. Andropogon gerardii is an outstanding companion plant for other tall, late season blooming wildflowers and other native grasses. Rain Dance Big Bluestem Grass is an outstanding grass for the habitat garden providing large seeds that are eaten by seed eating songbirds in fall and winter.
|Common Name||Rain Dance Big Bluestem Grass|
|Botanical Name||Andropogon gerardii Rain Dance|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||60-72" tall|
|Mature Spread||20-24" wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Native|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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