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Blackhawks Big Bluestem GrassAndropogon gerardii ‘‘Blackhawks’

  • Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass
  • Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass
  • Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass
  • Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass

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Blackhawks Big Bluestem GrassAndropogon gerardii ‘‘Blackhawks’

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Privacy, Versatility, and a Stunning Display of Color Year-Round!

With its dramatic color that changes throughout the growing season, upright, vertical growth, and hardiness in tough conditions, the Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass is a landscape favorite for good reason.

A cultivar of a fine native prairie grass, the Blackhawks’ foliage comes in spring as a dark green, transitioning to red-bronze and then a deep, nearly black purple through summer, ending in fall with purple blooms. In the winter, the Blackhawks’ blades turn to a burnt sienna hue, providing contrast to frosty landscapes.

This beautiful grass provides visual appeal, a stunning display of color, and bold contrast to gardens or meadows. It’s tall and upright growth pattern provides privacy and a habitat for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife. Plant Blackhawks alone, as part of a stylish addition to garden beds, or as erosion control on banks and slopes.

The best part? Blackhawks are low-maintenance and tolerant of tough conditions like extreme temperatures or drought. As an added bonus, Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass is rabbit and deer-resistant, so they will stand the test of time and provide you with privacy and ever-changing color all year long.

Don’t wait - get the all-in-one colorful, stylish, and versatile Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass now before they’re gone!

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 immediately. 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.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 4-5 ft.
Mature Width: 1-2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Andropogon gerardii ‘‘Blackhawks’
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-9 outdoors
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4-9 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

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