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Andropogon scoparius 'Camper'

Andropogon scoparius 'Camper'

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Andropogon is a large genus of grasses that can be found across the globe. The species we grow are all attractive North American natives (or nativars) suitable for use in borders, erosion control, screening, and/or prairie plantings.

Little Bluestem, along with Big Bluestem, once dominated the American tallgrass prairie from Canada down to Arizona and Florida. We grow it today for the blue-tinted summer foliage, fall color, and attractive silvery seed heads.

'Camper' is especially well-suited to planting in dry areas. The long roots delve to 8' deep, allowing it to easily survive droughts. Great for erosion control, waterwise gardens, or xeriscaping. Outstanding fall color.

Little Bluestem tends to flop towards the end of the season. Plant it in full sun to avoid the problem.

Fun Fact: Native Americans once used the dried leaves of this species for winter insulation in their moccasins.

Distinctions: Selected as Perennial Plant of the Year from the Perennial Plant Association

Zones: 3 to 9

Family: Poaceae

Type: Ornamental Grass

Height: 24 to 36 in.

Spread: 18 to 24 in.

Exposure: full sun

Soil Conditions: dry, average

Bloom Time: August to October

Bloom Color: Silver Spikes

Native Range: all US states except Nevada and Washington

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