Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'
More About Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'
- AKA Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'
- Dense clump of narrow, intense blue blades
- Leaves turn to purple shades in the fall and remain showy throughout the winter
- Silvery seed heads
- Bloom Time: Late summer into fall
- Flower Height: 90 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
Grows best in an average well-drained soil, in full sun, tolerating drought once established. Thrives in summer heat and humidity. Plants should be cut back in the spring to make way for new growth. Too much moisture or too fertile a soil will cause flowers to flop, creating a messy look. Spectacular in mass plantings, waving in the breeze.
Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues' Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesRooftop (extensive)