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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Bronze/Tan/Brown
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Blue
  • Purple/Brilliant Purple
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Blue
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Blue
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Beige/Brown
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Ornamental Grass
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer Flowering
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Accent Plant
  • Erosion Control
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Border Plant
  • Rock Gardens
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Grasses are easy to grow, and adapt to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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LORD SNOWDEN BIG BLUESTEM

Andropogon gerardii 'Lord Snowden'

Buy Lord Snowden Big Bluestem Grass online. Lord Snowden is a clump forming selection with large, powder-blue foliage rising 5-8 feet tall. A drought tolerant plant, it thrives in sunny, dry locations. Seed heads emerge in summer. Beautiful orange, red and tan fall colors.

Mature Height:

5-8 Feet

Mature Spread:

4-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Bluestem Grass

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 5982

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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$35.00

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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 5983

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 4995

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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