Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Big Bluestem are perfect for providing height and color to the garden, coming into prime a little earlier than other ornamental grasses. The foliage of 'Blackhawks' emerges deep green to dark purple in spring and deepens to near black by fall here in Michigan. This grass matures a little more than a foot shorter than 'Indian Warrior'. One of the very best Big Bluestem from hybridizer Brent Horvath.

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

Full Sun

Andropogon g. Blackhawks / Big Blue Stem