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.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height6-7' tall
Mature Spread24-30" wide
Bloom TimeLate summer
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SizeNo
SKUHC016090

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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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. Flat of 9 plants will cover 18-23 square feet when planted together.
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Associated SKUsHC016090
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
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Native
Awards
Plant Select
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Tray
Ships To Canada
No
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Shipping

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