Blackhawks Big Bluestem

General Information

Blackhawks Big Bluestem is an ornamental grass.  This grass can reach up to 5 feet tall.  It tends to have an upright form, with a good deal of ornamental appeal.  Blackhawks is a great choice for a variety of landscaping areas.  The foliage emerges in the spring deep green, before taking purple tones.  The leaves will continue to mature from purple to near black by the fall.  In the mid to late summer, tan seed heads develop, producing a nice color contrast with the foliage. 

Additional Information

Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’ grows to a height of 4 to 5 feet, with a spread of 18 to 24 inches.  It is recommended for USDA climate zones 3 to 9.  Blackhawks Big Bluestem tends to do best when planted in full sunlight.  It does well with average amounts of moisture in well drained soils. 

Shipping Notes

NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI.  Due to Department of Agriculture regulations, we cannot send plants to California. Our products will ship with USPS, FedEx or UPS.  They should take 2 to 3 days to reach most areas that we ship to.  All of our plants will be shipped out within 7 to 10 business days, with certain exceptions.   

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Mature Width 18 to 24 Inches
Mature Height 4 to 5 Feet
Light Full Sun
Planting Zone 3 to 9

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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