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Blackhawks Big Bluestem

Dramatic fall coloring

  • Turns to dramatic dark colors
  • Great for erosion control
  • Easy to naturalize
  • Height/Habit: 4 - 5 feet
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Flowering Date: Late summer to early fall
60521-Blackhawks Big Bluestem

1 per pack $19.99

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Blackhawks Big Bluestem

When they think about grass for landscaping, most people's first thought is lush green lawns. However, there's so much style waiting in the world of ornamental grasses. Blackhawks Big Bluestem is the perfect example. The color transition is really beautiful on this variety—it'll start out dark green and turn so dark purple that it's nearly black in fall. This cultivar does what dark colors do best in landscaping, adding depth and drama to your display. This is useful in a mixed border, along with color it brings wispy texture and lots of vertical interest. If you've got erosion issues or sandier soil, naturalize Blackhawks through the area to help control it—it looks great in big massed groups. Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' PP 27,949
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameAndropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' PP 27,949
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 30 inches
  • Spacing18 - 30 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-9
  • Flowering DateLate summer to early fall
  • Planting InstructionsSet at the same depth they are at in the container. Firm well and water in thoroughly
  • Winter CareNone
  • Flower FormFlower Spikes
  • Foliage TypeGreen foliage begins to turn purple and deepens as fall progresses.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, tolerant of a wide range of conditions, except wet soils
  • Watering RequirementAverage water needs until established.
  • PruningNone, except to cut back stems In late winter - early spring before new growth starts
  • Unique CharactersticsDrought tolerant once established Stunning fall color, purple to almost black as season progresses. Erosion control/Excellent screen Great impact en masse
  • Shipped2.5" POT
  • Height/Habit4 - 5 feet
  • Growth RateAverage once established
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
5A-6B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
8A & 8B 2/18/19 - 5/24/19
9A-10B 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019
Zones 5-7: June 17th, 2019
Zones 8-10: May 20th, 2019

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