Big Bluestem: Where Pretty Meets Tough

Big Bluestem: Where Pretty Meets Tough

Andropogon gerardii, the North American native grass known as “big bluestem” is about as tough a plant as you can grow. But there’s a lot more to its story.For centuries, this genus dominated the tall …
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Perovskia Sent to the Gulag

Perovskia Sent to the Gulag

“Russian Sage” Is Neither? Nyet So Fast!We reported recently that Perovskia, a.k.a. Russian sage, is neither Russian, nor a sage. Turns out we were only half right.Horticulturist and sharp-eyed reader …
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