• Andropogon g. Blackhawks PPAF new 2016

Blackhawks Big Bluestem

Striking deep purple to black foliage in fall

Botanical Name: Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' PP27,949

Habit: Upright

Height: 4-5'

Spread: 18-24"

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

What's my zone?


Black, Green, Purple


Mix of Sun & Shade


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


  • 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 Foliage/Stems


  • 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

What's my hardiness zone?

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Zipcode 29201
Zone 8
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Canadian Hardiness Zone Information