Andropogon gerardii "Blackhawks"
Common name: Big Bluestem
A native North American prairie grass.
Emerges earlier in the spring than most ornamental grasses.
Green foliage turns to purple shades throughout the summer eventually turning almost black.
Great for screening and naturalizing.
A low-maintenance plant once established.
Exposure: Full sun
Photos credit & courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.