Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
Image: North Creek Nurseries
Schizachyrium scoparium or Little Bluestem is an upright clump-forming grass. It features blue and green spikey blades of grass, and in the late summer, silver flowers emerge. In the fall, the grass turns orange or burgundy. The foliage provides forage for insect larvae, and also supports birds and other larger invertebrates. It remains attractive throughout winter.
Plant in lean, clay, loamy, or sandy soils in full sun. Avoid mosit and fertile soils. Little Bluestems will self seed, but can also be propagated by seed or division in the spring. The plant should be cut to the ground in spring before new growth emerges.
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