Andropogon gerardii Windwalker

Windwalker Big Bluestem Grass



Windwalker® is a stunning selection of Big Bluestem grass selected for its gray-blue foliage and spectacular fall color.

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Zones 4 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Bloom Time Late summer
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A mature plant of Windwalker® in its full early fall glory will stop you in your tracks! A strong, vertically growing cultivar with distinctive gray-blue foliage and tall, bronze flowering spikes, this is a superb specimen for use in xeriscapes and perennial borders. Selected 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.
Associated SKUs
HBLN121 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
HBLN151 (Plant - 5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
HBLN109 (Flat of 9 Plants)
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
Native Yes
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"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Native
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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Great Plant


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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy


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    Comments about High Country Gardens Andropogon gerardii Windwalker:

    Great plant, came in good condition and grew into a beautiful grass!

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