Schizachyrium scoparium

SKU: SCSCS
$8.00Price

Schizachyrium scoparium, commonly called little bluestem, typically matures to 2-4’ (less frequently to 5’) tall, and features upright clumps of slender, flat, linear green leaves, with each leaf having a tinge of blue at the base. Purplish-bronze flowers appear in 3” long racemes on branched stems rising above the foliage in August. Flowers are followed by clusters of fluffy, silvery-white seed heads which are attractive and often persist into winter. Many consider the most outstanding ornamental feature of this grass to be its bronze-orange fall foliage color.

 

Care:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Tolerates clay soils and occasional inundation. Performs well in poor soils. Good drought resistance once established. Tolerates high heat and humidity. Cut to the ground in late winter to early spring.

 

Type: Ornamental grass

Family: Poaceae

Zone: 3 to 9

Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet

Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet

Bloom Time: August to February

Bloom Description: Purplish bronze

Sun: Full sun

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Low

Flower: Insignificant

Leaf: Good Fall

Other: Winter Interest

Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution

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