WINDWALKER® big bluestem

Andropogon gerardii 'PWIN01S'

Windwalker big bluestem, Andropogon gerardii, Plant Select
Windwalker big bluestem, Andropogon gerardii, Plant Select
A regal, upright ornamental grass selected for its powdery blue foliage that turns plum/purple in September when burgundy plumes wave high in the air. Columnar form makes it ideal for both residential and commercial applications. Beautiful planted in combination with SONORAN SUNSET® Agastache, Russian sage or VERMILION BLUFFS® Mexican sage. Selected by Sunscapes Nursery.

Tips from the pros: Big bluestem should be cut back to about 3" in mid-spring or as soon as new growth appears. Divide every 3-4 years or when the center of the grass clumps starts to die out.
Plant Type Ornamental grass
Height 60-72 inches
Width 18-24 inches
Flowering Season September/October
Flower Color Burgundy plumes
Sun Sun
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 5-8
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination No
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2015
Annual Commercial Maintenance Cut back every early spring or after a heavy snow makes them unsightly
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Divide or remove old plants and replace with new plants.
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft