‘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.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Andropogon ternarius Black Mountain #2 (bluish-green to red; white tufts)
Characteristics & Attributes
Fall Color - Attractive
Food Source for Wildlife
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