Blackhawks Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' PP #27,949

SKU #43977
3-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A dramatic vertical accent that changes color throughout the growing season. Foliage emerges green, then develops red-bronze hues towards the tips in summer. The color continues to darken to deep purple until almost black in fall. Purple plumes appear in late summer.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, water occasionally.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Quickly reaches 2 ft. wide, plumes 4 to 8 ft tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Multi-Season Interest
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Showy Plumes
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Accent
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Purple
Companion Plants Coneflower (Echinacea), Sedum (Sedum), Tickseed (Coreopsis), Yarrow (Achillea)
CARE
Care 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.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.