WINDWALKER® big bluestem
Andropogon gerardii 'PWIN01S'
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|
|Flower Color||Burgundy plumes|
|Water Needs||Moderate to dry|
|USDA Hardiness Zone||Zones 5-8|
|Soil Type||Clay, loam, sandy|
|Good for Pollination||No|
|North American Native||Yes|
|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|