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Schizachyrium scoparium

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Autumn and Winter colour

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

Interesting Notes:


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.

 

Zone:

3

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

50-70 cm

Colour:

Silver
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
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
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Schizachyrium scoparium

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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

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