Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'
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
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
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
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesFoundation planting