More About Andropogon scoparius
- AKA Schizachyrium scoparium
- Slightly arching clump of blue-green leaves
- Slender blue-green stems in the summer mature to showy shades of red or purple
- Fuzzy white seed heads
- Bloom Time: Late summer
- Flower Height: 120 cm
- Foliage Height: 100 cm
- Bloom Time: Late summer into winter
- Grass Type: Warm Season
Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.
Little Bluestem Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun, tolerating drought, once established. Thrives in summer heat and humidity. This plant should be cut back in the spring to make way for new growth.
Andropogon scoparius Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall