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Little Blue Stem - Schizachyrium scoparium

Regular price $7.00

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Phonetic:  ski-za-KRY-ee-um sko-PAIR-ee-um

Little Bluestem is a highly ornamental native grass prized for its blue-green leaf color and upright form. The foliage provides excellent color all season-long and creates the perfect backdrop for flowers. Densely mounded, Little Bluestem reaches a height of 3 feet by autumn, when it turns a striking reddish bronze, bearing illuminated tufted seeds. The rigid clumps can withstand snow and rain, allowing the reddish grass stems to remain upright for most of the winter.

  • Hardiness:  3 - 9
  • Native Northeast Region:  USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full to Part Sun
  • Flower Color:  Green, Blue
  • Bloom Time:  July, August, September, October
  • Soil Type:  Medium to Dry
  • Mature Plant Size:  3'H x 2'W
  • Plant Spacing:  2'
  • Host Plant: Dusted Skipper, Indian Skipper
  • Attracts:  Songbirds
  • Advantages:  Drought tolerant, deer resistant, fall color, winter interest, tolerates humidity and various soil types.
  • Landscape Uses: Perennial border, cottage garden, meadow, mass planting
  • Companion Plants: Pale Purple Coneflower, Yellow Coneflower, Native Bergamot, Lance Leaf Coreopsis
  • Deer Resistant