Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’

(Blackhawks Big Bluestem)


$12.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Blackhawks’ is an exciting new stand-out cultivar grown as a seedling of Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October.’ The upright foliage starts dark green but begins to turn purple in August as nights cool and is nearly black by late September. Plants grow 4-5 foot tall.

Description

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of a wide range of soils and growing conditions. Puts out lots of growth in moist, fertile soils, but is less apt to topple in dryish, infertile soils. Freely self-seeds in optimum growing conditions. This grass develops an extensive root system and is somewhat slow to establish, but, once established, has excellent drought tolerance and is easy to maintain. Cut stems to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear.

Additional information

Common Name

Blackhawks Big Bluestem

Botanical Name

Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

4 to 5 ft.

Width

1 to 2 '

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average to dry

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

yellow

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Green turning to dark purple

Deer Resistant

Yes

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