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Blackhawks Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
60" 24"
Height
60"
Spread
24"
  • Details

    Features

    Emerges deep green to purple. Matures to black leaves by fall. Great for height.

    Drought Tolerant
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Black
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Near black
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Grows in any soil or moisture. Plant in full sun. Best in poorer soils.

    Blackhawks Andropogon gerardii USPP 27,949
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