Little Bluestem


Schizachyrium scoparium

Out of Stock for 2023. Please check back in March 2024.

Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

Light: part shade to full sun
Moisture: dry to medium
Soil: sandy loam, loam
Mature Height: 3 feet
Mature Spread: 2 feet

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A beautiful short grass with ornamental value throughout the year. Round-shaped foliage has a blue tinge in the summer, which turns to an attractive golden brown/red in the fall. It is an extremely drought tolerant grass which can also handle poor soil. A great choice for full sun in your garden. Hosts many butterflies’ larvae such as Indian and Leonard Skipper. Serves as a hiding place for small wildlife and provides habitat and food for song, ground, and game birds. Do not plant near other aggressive plants as it does not handle competition.

Photo Credit (seed heads): Lurie Garden


Additional information

Weight.10 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Partial Shade

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Medium

Soil Requirements

Loam, Sandy Loam


Birds, Butterflies

Flower Colour


Bloom Period

Summer, Fall

Fall Colours

Brown, Red