Andropogon gerardii Windwalker
Windwalker Big Bluestem Grass
Details6-7' tall x 18-24" wide. A mature plant of Windwalke® in it's full early fall glory will stop you in your tracks! A strong, vertically growing cultivar with distinctive gray-blue foliage and tall, bronzy flowering spikes, this is a superb specimen for use in xeriscapes and perennnial borders. Selectied by plantsman Bill Adams, of Sunscapes nursery in Pueblo, CO, Windwalker® is a unique form of North America's most famous tall grass prairie native.
|Common Name||Windwalker Big Bluestem Grass|
|Botanical Name||Andropogon gerardii Windwalker|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||6-7' tall|
|Mature Spread||24-30" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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