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Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks'

Big Blustem

PPAF
Dark green foliage with purple highlights spring and late summer into fall, then deepening to nearly black
Height: 4-6 ft
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Brown
Bloom Time: September,October
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Wildlife
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun
Flower Color
Brown
Flower Hue
Light
Flower Height
4' to 6'
Flower Type
Spike
Foliage Color
Purple
Leaf Texture
Medium
Divide
Every Five Years or Longer
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Size
3" to 4"
Growth Rate
Average
Origin
North America

Possible Substitution Plants

Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'
Sorghastrum nutans 'Indian Steel'
Panicum virgatum 'Haense Herms'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'