More About Schizachyrium scoparium
- AKA Andropogon scoparius
- Slightly arching clump of blue-green leaves
- Leaves are flame-coloured in the fall and remain showy throughout the winter
- Silvery seedheads persist through the fall
- Bloom Time: Late summer
- Flower Height: 125 cm
- Foliage Height: 100cm
- Grass Type: Warm Season
Native to Ontario and much of North America.
Warm Season Grasse: 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 early spring to make way for new growth. Too much moisture or too fertile a soil will cause flowers to fall over, creating a messy look. Best used in masses, to wave in breezes.
Schizachyrium scoparium Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall