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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'

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Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

More About Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'

  • Dense clump of gray-blue leaves
  • Leaves turn to shades of orange in the fall and remain showy throughout the winter
  • Silvery seed heads
  • Bloom Time: Late summer into the fall
  • Flower Height: 100 cm
  • Foliage Height: 80 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

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.

 

Zone:

3

Height:

80-100 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Silver
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Little Bluestem Growing and Maintenance Tips

Drought tolerant, once established, growing best in an average to dry soil, in sun or partial shade, with colour showing best in full sun. 


Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Blue

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Woodland/woods edge
Rooftop (extensive)
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'

Elymus arenarius 'Blue Dune'

Elymus arenarius 'Blue Dune'

Blue Dune Lyme Grass

Andropogon scoparius

Andropogon scoparius

Little Bluestem