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Blackhawks Big Bluestem Andropogon

Blackhawks Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' PP27949

A native US grass, this selection starts in spring with deep green foliage, and is painted with purple flowers in summer. In fall, the leaves and flowers almost appear black. Grows 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide.

Exposure:
Sun
Height:
5 ft
Spread:
2 ft
USDA Zone:
4
Characteristics:
Key Features:
Deer Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native
Fall Color
Habit:
Mounding
Groundcover
Flower Color:
Purple
Blooms:
Spring
Summer
Foliage Color:
Dark Green
Almost Black
Uses:
Container
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

For new plantings, dig a hole one and a half times wider than the plant's container; place plant in hole, keeping the top of the root ball ground level; and back fill with dirt. Water thoroughly and then mulch around the base to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. New plantings require more frequent watering than established plants. Wind, temperature and soil are factors to consider in watering. Feed plants in early spring and again in early fall with an all-purpose fertilizer, following label instructions.