Andropogon gerardii &
Andropogon gerardii &

Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks'

Blackhawks Big Blue Stem

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Blackhawks Big Blue Stem is a clump forming warm-season native grass with flattened leaves that emerge dark green and darkens to purple in late summer, then nearly black by fall.  The reddish-purple flower culms bloom from fall into winter.  Grows best in full sun and well-drained soils.  Excellent drought tolerant once established.


Orn. Grass


4' - 5'


1 - 2'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9


Full Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Fall, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Cut stems to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasNative GardensRock Gardens, and containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Milkweed, Tickseed, Black-Eyed Susan

IMAGES: Photo by cultivar413, Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks', (2) cultivar413 from Fallbrook, California, 190909 066 Chicago Botanic Gdn - Bulb Gdn, Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' Purple-leaf Big Bluestem Grass, Juniperus x pfitzeriana 'Pfitzeriana Ozark' Juniper (48861103283)CC BY 2.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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