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Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

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Ornamental Perennials


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.

Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) arrives in a 1 quart pot.

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