Little Bluestem


Schizachyrium scoparium

  • Part Shade to Full SunPart Shade to Full Sun
  • Dry to Medium
  • Sand Loam, Loam

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Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

A beautiful short grass with ornamental value throughout the year. Its 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. This species hosts many butterflies' larvae such as Indian and Leonard Skipper. It 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: Lurie Garden (seed heads)  

Growing Habits

Mature Height: 3 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

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