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Andropogon gerardii ‘Holy Smoke’

Andropogon

This large cosmopolitan genus gleans its name from the Greek word pogon, or beard, alluding to the lustrous hairs that blanket the inflorescences. Closely associated with Schizachyrium, 13 clump-forming warm season Andropogon hail from North America. Many of the garden-worthy Beardgrass are often drought tolerant, and generally characterized by attractive, easily grown sturdy demeanors, late summer blooms plus stunning autumn color.

Andropogon gerardii ‘Holy Smoke’ (G-0605)

Each 11.75

PREORDER FOR MAY 2024

<i>Andropogon gerardii</i> ‘Holy Smoke’

Prismatic three season appeal and a steely attitude are the hallmark of this long-lived Intrinsic Perennial Gardens introduction. Tall, straight, sturdy stems plus upright arching blades emerge in glaucous bluish green tones, which transition to a greener coloration with maroon mottling as the weather warms, while breathtaking bronze, burgundy, smoky purple and mulled pink herald autumn. Well suited for mixed borders, meadow-style gardens and naturalized areas, drought-tolerant ‘Holy Smoke’ helps control erosion, delivers distinctive 3-parted blooms enjoyed by birds as well as flower arrangers and looks most effective en masse, especially alongside other native chums like Echinacea ‘Ruby Star’ or Liatris ligulistylis. (pp#33,929)

Blooms August–October

Size: 4' 0" – 6' 0" high x 2' 0" – 2-1/2' wide.

Zone 3b/4.

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Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

including draped bells, candelabras, drumsticks and pincushions. Many Primrose flowers  waft a delectable scent. Second-to-none for the dappled recesses of your garden, these easily grown, cold-hardy Primulas crave well-drained, humus-rich niches with adequate moisture and good air circulation. They can grace containers or be planted in swaths along shady walkways or in woodland gardens. Be sure to peruse our online Primulas.

Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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