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