Photo Courtesy of Paridon Horticultural

Andropogon gerardii Holy Smoke (Big Bluestem)

Deep purple-burgundy flowers are held on very erect red stems and rise above green foliage with red tips that transition to deep red in fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms midsummer to late fall
4-6 ft tall x 3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Nativar
Patent Info PP33929