ANDROPOGON gerardii ‘Blackhawks’ PP27949

Big Bluestem
height: 4-5′
spread: 1-2′
zone: 3
habit:  erect

This native grass emerges from deep green to dark purple in spring and deepens to near black by fall. It adapts easily to a wide range of soil and moisture conditions as long as the full sun is provided. This long-lived grass has a variety of uses including screening, naturalizing, restoring prairies, and nesting materials for birds and mammals.

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.