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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

More About Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

  • AKA Andropogon scoparius 'Blaze'
  • Foliage emerges light blue and darkens to blue-green in the summer
  • Outstanding fall colours with intense shades of orange and red
  • Silvery seedheads persist through the fall
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Height: 120 cm
  • Foliage Height: 90 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

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:

90-120 cm

Spread:

50-70 cm

Colour:

Silver
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Blaze 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 'Blaze' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

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