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Andropogon gerardii Blackhawks (Emerald Coast)

Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' PP27949

Bluestem - Blue

'Blackhawks' Big Bluestem is a beautiful Andropogon selection from Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennial Gardens.  The 4' stems emerge with green blades in spring, but the foliage takes on shades of deep purple in mid summer.  The turkey foot inflorescences appear in August and turn into airy, light catching seedheads for added fall and winter beauty.  Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' got its name from its origins in Illinois (Chicago Blackhawks), and it thrives in prairie like conditions.

Height

60 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Red

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Erosion Control
Fall Color - Attractive
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Fall
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Multi-Color
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