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'Black Mountain' was a selection from Black Mountain, NC. Where it was noticed to have a more refined habit and grew more compact than the species. Stems start as a bluish-green and transition to a rusty red color with silvery-white inflorescences. Native to North America Black Mountain has nice fall color and is drought tolerant. Great selection for meadow or prairie plantings!
Thrives in full sun and poor, rocky dry soils. Prune to 2" of the ground in late winter before spring growth starts.