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 in color.
Great for screening and naturalizing.
A low maintenance plant once established.
Exposure: Full sun
Photo's courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.