Schizachyrium scoparium Blue Heaven™

Little Bluestem

Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Medium 2-3' (4' in flower) (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 / Accent: Not Applicable / Not Applicable
Patent: #17,310
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

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.

S. Blue Heaven is a pleasing low-maintenance selection. Thrives in heat and humidity in a wide range of soil conditions. Road salt tolerant.

Features to Note:

  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Schizachyrium General Information:

Schizachyrium are North American natives valued for their winter color and interest. Ornamental grasses are restricted from Oregon.

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.

$12.95 ea.
(3+) $12.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: SCBH