Andropogon scoparius 'The Blues' - Little Bluestem
Andropogon scoparius 'The Blues' - Little Bluestem - Fall Colour

Little Bluestem

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



80-90 cm

60-70 cm

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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.

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.