(48-60” tall x 12-24” wide) Grasses bring movement, color and wildlife to the garden, and 'Blackhawks' Big Bluestem also brings style. With a strongly upright profile and a color that deepens with each passing day, 'Blackhawks' Big Bluestem is a fabulous cultivar of one of our best native prairie grasses from Intrinsic Perennials. Showing off deep purple to black leaves throughout the summer season, 'Blackhawks' can be used alone as a specimen plant or incorporated into a meadow or garden bed with beautiful results. In winter, the color turns into a burnt sienna, and the grass stands tall, bringing architectural interest to frosty gardens. Plant 'Blackhawks' Big Bluestem in average soils in full sun for best results. Overly rich soil will cause this grass to flop. A deer and rabbit resistant perennial grass to enjoy for many years! (PP#27949)
AM018930 (Tray of 9)
AM018889 (Plant - 3.5" Pot)
Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass PP#27949
Andropogon gerardii Blackhawks PP#27949
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
48-60" tall (4-5 feet)
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Upright blade shaped foliage starts dark green and turns purple in late summer.
Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest
Once established is drought tolerant. Cut to the ground in late winter before new growth starts.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
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