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Ornamental Grasses

Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawk'

Big Bluestem
New! A handsome form of the native grass Big Bluestem selected by Brent Horvath, with 2' foliage clumps, and 4-5' stems bearing inflorescences in late summer/early autumn. The dramatic foliage color turns from blue green in summer to almost black in September. Grow this grass in lean well drained soil in full sun.
Genus Andropogon
Common Name Big Bluestem
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Summer, Fall
Season of Blooming Summer, Fall
Use Specimen, Naturalizing, Ornamental, Container, Massing
Special Attributes Native Plant, Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Foliage Interest
Color Black