Andropogon gerardii 'Dancing Wind' is a stunning cultivar of the native Big Bluestem grass that is known for its graceful and striking appearance. This plant is a warm-season perennial grass that forms clumps of upright stems that can grow up to 6 feet tall. The foliage of 'Dancing Wind' is a vibrant green color during the growing season, turning to a stunning red and bronze color in the fall. It produces a lovely airy inflorescence that rises above the foliage in late summer and early fall, adding a sense of movement and texture to any garden.Product Characteristics:
• Height: 4-6 feet
• Spread: 2-3 feet
• Flower color: Reddish-brown
• Flowering period: Late summer to early fall
• Foliage: Green during growing season, turning to red and bronze in fall
• Sunlight requirements: Full sun
• Soil requirements: Well-draining soil, tolerant of a wide range of soil types
• Hardiness Zone: 3Uses:
'Dancing Wind' is a versatile grass that is suitable for a wide range of garden settings, including prairies, meadows, and naturalized areas. It can also be used as a specimen plant or as part of a mixed border planting. This grass adds a sense of movement and texture to the garden, making it a great choice for adding interest to large spaces.Benefits:
'Dancing Wind' is a low-maintenance grass that is drought-tolerant and resistant to most pests and diseases. It also provides habitat and food for birds and other wildlife. This grass has a long growing season, adding interest to the garden from summer through fall, and its striking fall foliage color is an added bonus.Companion Plants:
Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues - commonly known as little bluestem, its foliage has a reddish tint that contrasts with the blue-green foliage of Andropogon gerardii.
Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' - a late blooming goldenrod with fluffy plumes that add a textural contrast to Andropogon gerardii.
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' - a tall, upright plant with pinkish-white flowers and burgundy foliage that creates a bold contrast with the blue-green foliage of Andropogon gerardii.
'Dancing Wind' is a low-maintenance grass that requires little care once established. It prefers full sun and well-draining soil, but is tolerant of a wide range of soil types. Water occasionally during prolonged dry periods, but avoid overwatering. Cut back the grass in late winter or early spring before new growth appears to encourage healthy growth.Final Thoughts:
Andropogon gerardii 'Dancing Wind' is a beautiful and striking grass that is sure to add interest and movement to any garden. Its low maintenance and wide range of applications make it a great choice for any gardener, whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out. With its stunning fall color and graceful form, 'Dancing Wind' is a must-have for any garden.