We’re always on the search for new ornamental grasses, and especially those with good blue foliage, since many of the more cold loving grasses aren’t exactly thrilled with our summers. Well, back in 2003, we were botanizing in Liberty County, Florida…just west of Tallahassee, when we ran across this grass growing in a sandy roadside ditch. Despite fantastic performance in our trials, it took us 15 years to finally get around to dividing it for propagation, and christening it Andropogon glaucopsis ‘Liberty Blue’. This little-known species ranges in the wild from North Carolina to East Texas. For us, the foliage of Andropogon ‘Liberty Blue’ reaches 18″ tall x 30″ wide, while the late summer flower stalks reach 42″. We’ve rated it as hardy to Zone 7b, because we’re not aware of anyone whose tried it in colder zone yet, but we hope you’ll give it a try.