Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.
Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.
Photo courtesy of Jelitto Seed

Little Bluestem

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



80-100 cm

30-40 cm

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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. 

Additional Notes about Little Bluestem:

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.