Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem)
Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks'
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Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks'

Big Bluestem

Plant Type: Grasses

Patent: pp27949

NEW FOR 2020

A seedling selection of 'Red October', this native grass was chosen for its ever changing color throughout the season, the upright dark green foliage in summer will begin to turn red and then dark purple-black by September as the nights get cooler.

  • Low water needs
  • Fabulous summer/fall foliage color
  • Grows best in full sun with poor soils
Item # Pack Size  
4575715 30 3" Plug Please Login for Pricing

Height:

4-5 ft

Zone:

4-9

Andropogon

Common Name: Big Bluestem

A North American native, this prarie grass is very drought tolerant and requires very little maintenance.  They are excellent for mass plantings and create lovely tableaus when interplanted with flowering perennials.  A warm season grass.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure

Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Dry
Average Soil

Critter Resistance

Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant

Attributes

Drought Tolerant

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Summer / Early Fall
Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Winter
Late Summer
Fall