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Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' PP027949

Native to North American prairies, this grass changes from green to deep purple throughout the season.


Bloom Time:

Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:

60-72 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone


Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 60-75°F in high light, water plants thoroughly but allow soil to dry between watering. Andropogons benefit from good drainage and air circulation. Provide constant liquid feeding, at very low levels of 50 to 75 ppm N. Andropogons are warm season grasses that will finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.

Plants Per Gallon: 1

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in moist meadows with average garden soil. Drought tolerant once established.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.