Andropogon g. 'Blackhawks'
Common Name: Big Bluestem, Ornamental Grass
Big Bluestem are perfect for providing height and color to the garden, coming into prime a little earlier than other ornamental grasses. The foliage of 'Blackhawks' emerges deep green to dark purple in spring and deepens to near black by fall here in Michigan. This grass matures a little more than a foot shorter than 'Indian Warrior'. One of the very best Big Bluestem from hybridizer Brent Horvath.
Height: 5.0 Feet
Spread: 2.0 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Foliage Color: Purple shades; Near-black shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Consistent Water Needs
Poor to Average Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Summer
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads, Fall Color
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Specimen, Focal Point
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2 inches wide.