Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Schizachyrium scoparium


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Attracts Birds

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues' (Poaceae)
(skiz-zoe-CARE-ee-um sco-PAIR-ee-um)
Little Bluestem

Little Bluestem, one of our finest native grasses, was once one of the common species of the American tallgrass prairie. Its manageable size and subtle blends of color throughout the year make it a beautiful addition to the garden as well. 'Prairie Blues' is a new improved seed strain from Jelitto. It has a glaucous grey-blue cast to the foliage with orange-red fall color. 'Prairie Blues' tolerates a wide range of soils and moisture conditions. It is drought-tolerant, heat-loving and like all our grasses, not damaged by deer. Thrives in a dry, full sun garden or meadow.

Bloom color:
Bloom period: fall
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 2'
Zones: 5-8

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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