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Andropogon (Big Bluestem) varieties.

Posted by scottyboipdx 8 (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 30, 11 at 16:14

Open question: I'm torn between 2 varieties of Andropogon; 'Mega Blue' and 'Red Bull'...does anyone have experience, good or bad, with either variety? I'd like one that's as resistant to flopping as possible.

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RE: Andropogon (Big Bluestem) varieties.

Either should do fine if planted in the right spot. The 'Mega Blue' is a bit taller and bluer than the 'Red Bull'. The only reason I know of that either would flop would be too much shade, too much water and/or too much fertilizer. Both types would thrive in a hot, sunny spot in soil (sandy or clay) with low nutrients and be very drought tolerant once established.

I like the red blooms of the 'Red Bull'. Its a hard choice.

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