Blackhawks Big Bluestem

Striking deep purple to black foliage in fall


Botanical Name: Andropogon Blackhawks

Habit: Upright

Height: 4-5'

Spread: 18-24"

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

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Type
Grass

Foliage
Black, Green, Purple

Light
Sun

Light
Mix of Sun & Shade

Description

This striking native selection exhibits outstanding landscape color throughout the year with bright green foliage sporting red accents in the summer. As weather cools, stems and blades turn deep purple to black to stunning landscape effect.

 

PP27949.  Introduced by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc.


Plant Characteristics

Performance

  • Great Garden Performance
  • Reliable Consumer Success
  • Easy to Grow
  • Low Maintenance
  • Multi-Season Interest
  • Improvement Over Existing Selections
  • Long Blooming

Special Features

  • Cool & Unique
  • Disease Resistant
  • Pest / Insect Resistant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Fragrant Blooms
  • Cut / Dried Flowers
  • Cut Foilage/Stems

Functionality

  • Small, Urban Yards
  • Kid & Pet Friendly
  • Great in Containers
  • Edible Garden
  • Privacy Screening
  • Erosion Control
  • Wet Areas
  • Climbing

Wildlife & Environment

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies / Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Non-Invasive
  • Low Water Usage / Drought Tolerant
  • Native / Nativar

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Zipcode 29201
Zone 8
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