About Holy Smoke

Bluish green leaves on this cultivar turn green, then gradually become covered with a purple haze until they are steely purple in fall. The stems turn shades of red, coral, hot pink, and burgundy. It’s quite a show, and will be at its best when given full sun.

About Bluestem, Big

Vertical stems in a dense clump. Known for its three-pronged "turkey-foot" seed heads in late summer. From the prairie and savanna, it's drought-tolerant, reliably perennial, and adaptable. Host plant for the caterpillars of arogos skipper, dusted skipper, and Delaware skipper butterflies. Best in lean soil. Emerges in late spring.

Pot Size & Price
1 gal. pot
$16.00
Height
60"–72"
Width
36"–48"
Sunlight Exposure
Full Sun Partial Sun
Catalog
G004
Plant Traits
New This Year
Stock Notes
Restocks On Saturday

Other varieties of Bluestem, Big

Little bluestem Blackhawks, very dark upright grass
Photo from Walter's Gardens

Blackhawks

Tall grass with turkey-foot seed heads.
Friends School Plant Sale photo by Pat T.

Wild Big Bluestem

Catalog
G003