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Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks'
Common Name: Big Bluestem Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Big bluestem is a long-lived grass that forms a tall, strictly upright clump of deep green foliage. Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' will develop deep purple leaf tips by mid to late summer at the time when upright, burgundy red inflorescences emerge. As the season progresses the entire plant will turn to purple black for a stunning late season display.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPurple
TypeGrass Secondary Bloom ColourOrange
Height4-6' Bloom TimeLate Summer
Spread2-3' FragranceNo
Light Exposure Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple
Soil Moisture Stem ColourBurgundy
Hardiness3-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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