Exposure
Sun
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Foliage
Summer
Foliage Attribute
Silver or Blue Foliage
Bloom Color
Blue
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
For Clay Soils
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Requires excellent drainage, drought tolerant
Riverbend Nursery (AKW)

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Little Bluestem

This ornamental grass features strikingly colored, upright foliage with gently arching bluish-bronze seed heads. Beautiful in the garden as a cool complement to vibrant colors or for naturalizing the landscape. As the nights get cooler, the blue foliage turns purple.

Height:

12-18 Inches

Spacing:

12-18" (30-46 cm)

Additional:

Prefers well-drained soil. Requires excellent drainage, drought tolerant.

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Schizachyrium (skiz-ah-keer'-ee-um)

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Little Blue Stem

Native colorfast blue grasses that love the heat and humidity and prefers dry poor soils. Wonderful red fall color and silvery winter interest. Best en masse.

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