Schizachyrium The Blues

Little Bluestem, Bluestem
$15.95 ea.
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2022 PPA Plant of the Year
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.

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Code SCTB
Patent
Plant Type Perennials, Grasses
Species scoparium
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
Soil Type Normal, Clay
Water Needs Low
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • 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 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.