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Native to prairies and meadows of Eastern North America, Little bluestem is a distinctive, medium-height native grass. A good plant for drier upland soils, Little Bluestem is very drought tolerant and hardy. The new leaves emerge a bluish-green, growing quickly to full height and blooming in mid-Summer. The plants mature in Autumn to a vibrant, russet tone that lasts through most of the winter. The plants are very wildlife-friendly, offering seed and nest sites for meadow and prairie birds.
Little bluestem is easy to grow in medium to dry soils. The plants are an excellent, medium-height grass for smaller gardens and look excellent with Purple Coneflower, Bee Balm, Yellow Coneflower, Liatris and Wild Quinine.
Our plants come as 2.25" Rootmaker plugs, which establish very quickly - Full-sized plants can be achieved by the second season with good weed control and moisture management after planting.
|Common Name:||Little Bluestem|
|Botanical Name:||Schizachyrium scoparium|
|USDA Hardiness Zones:||3-9|
|Flower Color:||Blue-Green (Grass)|
|Bloom Time:||Late Summer - Early Fall|
|Habit:||Upright to Arching Clump|
|Light Exposure:||Full Sun; Prairies, Glades and Forest Openings|
|Soil Moisture:||Average to Dry|
|Soil Texture:||Clay Loam to Sandy Loam|
|Soil PH:||Neutral to Acidic|
|Landscape Uses:||Accent Plant, Mass Planting, Restoration Plantings|
|Benefits:||Color, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant|
|Ecological Function:||Larval Food Source, Seed, Forage, Shelter|
All 6 flats of 32 arrived safely and still damp. Easy to plant! Very excited!