Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks'#PP27949, EUPBRAF
More About Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' (PP27949, EUPBRAF)
- Dense, slightly arching clump of deep green leaves
- Foliage turns to purple in the summer, and almost black in autumn
- Seed heads start to appear in late summer and persist through fall
- Bloom Time: Early autumn into winter
- Upright specimen or border plant good for cut/dried flowers
- Grass Type: Warm Season
Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.
Blackhawks Big Blue Stem Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun, tolerating drought, once established. Thrives in summer heat and humidity. This plant should be cut back in the spring to make way for new growth.
Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' (PP27949, EUPBRAF) Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)