Little Bluestem


Schizachyrium scoparium

*Out of stock for 2021. Please check in Spring 2022. Subscribe here to be notified when we will re-open.

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

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A beautiful short with grass ornamental value throughout the year. Round-shaped foliage has a blue tinge in the summer turning 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

Moisture Requirements


Soil Requirements

Sandy Loam


Birds, Butterflies

Flower Colour


Bloom Period

Summer, Fall

Fall Colours

Brown, Red