Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Andropogon gerardii Blackhawks (Big Bluestem)

Flat upright foliage emerges deep green to dark purple and deepens to an elegant almost-black colour in fall. Purple flower plumes rise above the foliage adding interest to the landscape. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms midsummer
4-5 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts birds
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP27949