Blackhawks Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' PP #27,949
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 2 ft. wide, plumes 4 to 8 ft tall.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Plumes|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Accent, Wildlife Garden, Naturalized Areas|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Multi-Season Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Coneflower (Echinacea), Sedum (Sedum), Tickseed (Coreopsis), Yarrow (Achillea)|
Easily grown in average, well-drained soils, but tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Puts out more growth, and grows taller, in moist, fertile soils. Slow to establish, but then tolerates drought. Cut stems to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9