Schizachyrium scoparium Blue Heaven™

Little Bluestem, Bluestem

$16.95 ea. (3+ discount) $16.50 ea.

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Plant Code: SCBH

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Excellent blue grey foliage will turn a mix of burgundy red, pink and orange in the fall. Glossy purple seed panicles become fluffy tan in late summer. A native prairie grass in a reliably upright cultivar. Road salt tolerant. Scabiosa Blue Heaven is a pleasing low-maintenance selection. Thrives in heat and humidity in a wide range of soil conditions. Road salt tolerant.


Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Medium 2-3' (4' in flower)
Spacing: Plant 2' apart
Bloom Time: Early Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Not Applicable
Patent: PP17,310
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Schizachyrium General Information

Schizachyrium are North American natives valued for their winter color and interest. Ornamental Grasses are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Schizachyrium Plant Care

Prefers dry, not especially fertile soil. Does not tolerate wet soils. Can be divided in spring when needed. Cut back in early spring leaving 3-4" of previous years growth. Will self sow.