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Andropogon ternarius Black Mountain (Photo: Hoffman Nursery)

Andropogon ternarius 'Black Mountain'

Big Bluestem

‘Black Mountain’ Bluestem is a tough native grass which was found on Black Mountain, North Carolina by Terry Dalton of the North Carolina Arboretum. He chose it from his family’s wild meadow because of its compact stature and attractive blue green foliage. Andropogon ‘Black Mountain’ is showy in the fall when the stems take on reddish hues and the silvery inflorescences catch the light. ‘Black Mountain’ is happiest if left alone, so do not fertilize or irrigate once it is established.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

18 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

6
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Fall Color - Attractive
Habit: Compact
Native
Winter Containers
Winter Interest
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Fall
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Blue/Blue-Gray/Blue-Green
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