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Big Bluestem/ Blackhawks

  • The upright foliage starts dark green but begins to turn purple in August
  • Excellent as a screen or statement in a border
  • Grass can be cut back in late winter and divided in early summer
  • Warm season grass
Scientific Name:
Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks'
Zone: 4
Mature Height: 4'-5'
Mature Spread: 1'-2'
Size: Average
Bloom Time: Summer
Fruiting: Ornamental
Flower Color:
Maroon, Purple
Fall Color:
Full Sun
Full Sun
Low Water
Low Water
Moderate Water
Moderate Water