Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’

Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass

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Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’

Product Description

Low-Maintenance, Color-Changing, and Stylish Grass for any Landscape!

With its dramatic color, upright, vertical growth, and tolerance of poor conditions, the Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass is everything you need in a prairie grass cultivar.

The Blackhawks’ foliage changes color throughout the seasons, emerging dark green in spring before transitioning to red-bronze and then a deep, nearly black purple through summer. Purple plumes appear in late summer through fall. In the winter, the Blackhawks’ blades turn to a burnt sienna hue.

This beautiful grass provides year-round color, texture and visual interest to garden bedss or meadows. Its tall, upright growth profile provides privacy for small areas, and acts as a habitat for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife, too!

Plant your Blackhawks Big Bluestem alone, or as a stylish addition to garden beds. They also function well as erosion control on banks or slopes. They are extremely low-maintenance and adaptable in tough conditions like extreme cold and drought. An added bonus? Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass is rabbit and deer-resistant!

Don’t wait- add this low-maintenance, high-impact ornamental grass to your landscape today!

Note: If you purchase this grass in fall-winter, it may be cut back for the plant’s health. If your grass is cut back, don’t worry - it will grow even happier and healthier next spring!

Planting & Care

Planting: Plant in the ground, such as a meadow, border, bank, slope, or garden bed, in an area that receives full sun with well-drained soil. 

Watering: Once established, water occasionally. Regular rainfall should be sufficient unless there are periods of extreme drought or heat, in which case watering more often will be needed. 

Fertilizing: Blackhawks are not picky about soil conditions and can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but overly fertilized soil will cause this grass to wither.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Order Total Shipping Charges
Less than $100 $24.95
$100.00-$128.99 $29.95

Product Details

Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

            4-9 outdoors
     Map 4-9 outdoors (hardy down to -20℉)
  • Mature Height: 4-5 ft.
  • Mature Width: 1-2 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ

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