andropogon gerardii 'blackhawks' (blackhawks big blue stem)

Size: 1 gallon
  • 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
  • warm season 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
  • zone 3 
  • height 125-150cm 
  • spread 50-60cm
  • colour deep purple 
  • grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun
  • thrives in summer heat and humidity
  • this plant should be cut back in the spring to make way for new growth
  • full sun
  • attracts birds
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • long blooming 
  • low maintenance