Andropogon gerardii 'Holy Smoke'
Holy Smoke Big Bluestem, Dark-leaved Big Bluestem
- Main interest:
- purple and pink tones in autumn
- full sun
- Soil humidity:
- dry to moist soil
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- dark golden-brown
- Flowering period:
- August to September
- green turning to purplish pink
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 4b: -31.5 °C (-25 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 6 ft (1.8 m) width: 2 ft (0.6 m)
- borders, screens, hedge
Holy Smoke Big Bluestem is native to much of the Great Plains and prairie regions of central North America. It is deer, drought, and black walnut tolerant, and will also thrive in low nutrients, sandy or heavy soils. Very erect flower stems rise to 5' over 30" stands of upright/arching foliage. Holy Smoke Turkeyfoot grass stems emerge grey green in the spring, mature to green in the summer to finally turn purplish pink in fall.
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Also known as: Big Blue Stem, Tall Bluestem, Turkeyfoot Grass