Hardy, North American perennial grass
Description: Warm season, ornamental grass with slender green leaves that have a bluish tinge at the base; fall foliage ranges from bronze to flaming orange; fluffy plumes of ripening seed heads catch the light beautifully
Habit: Upright clumps grow 2 to 5 feet tall
Culture: Prefers full sun and well-drained soil; drought tolerant
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
Origin: North America
Attributes: Fall color; Deer resistant; Drought tolerant; Groundcover
Little Bluestem is found throughout the central and eastern United States and is also called Prairie Beard Grass and Broom Sedge. The delicate inflorescences have a striking translucence in the winter landscape and are useful cut fresh or dried. Little Bluestem is most effective planted as a large-scale groundcover or for naturalizing, and deer avoid this plant.