Schizachyrium scoparium The Blues

Little Bluestem, Bluestem

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: SCTB

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Deep rose-color on base of stems blush the narrow metallic blue leaves that mature to a good copper fall color. Willowy pink fronds are followed by silvery white seed heads which may persist into early winter. Schizachyrium The Blues is a perfect selection for the novice gardener as it requires very little maintenance.

Perfect for slopes or banks, Little Bluestem provides shelter and nesting material for birds. Its superior attributes continue with its tolerance to road salt and ability to thrive in heat and humidity combined with its success in a wide range of soil conditions.

Details

Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Medium 2' (2-3' 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
Accent: Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • 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 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.