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Andropogon 'Blackhawks' Andropogon 'Blackhawks'

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Andropogon 'Blackhawks'

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  • Dark Foliage,
  • Adds Vertical Motion,
  • Native
Common Name:Bluestem - Big
Plant Type:Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 What is my zone?
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)

Availability: In stock

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Andropogon 'Blackhawks' - PS - QT Pot
(Ships in Spring by USDA Zone)
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(Big Blue Stem)  Add vertical interest to your late summer garden with the beautiful color and texture of Andropogon ‘Blackhawks’ grass. Standing up to 5 feet tall and spreading to 2 foot wide, this columnar grass is hardy in zones 3-9. In the spring the foliage emerges dark green to purple shades and as the summer progresses turns to a deep purple-black color. If you love ‘Indian Warrior’ but are looking for something a bit shorter, ‘Blackhawks’ maybe just right for you standing a foot shorter. This native grass likes to be grown in full sun locations and is pretty adaptable to any soil condition once established. In late summer wispy black seed heads appear. Plant as a border, in mass, or as a specimen and watch as it adds motion to your garden.

More Info

Andropogon gerardii Blackhawks' PP27,949

Common Name Bluestem - Big
USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Perennial
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Dry, Moderate, Moist
Max Height 4-5 Feet
Max Spread 1-2 Feet
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Native
Design Use Massing, Specimen, Structure
Container Design Thriller
Season of Interest (Flowering) Late Summer, Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

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