Twilight Zone Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone'

  • AKA Andropogon scoparius 'Twilight Zone'
  • A standout cultivar that possess a nearly iridescent silvery mauve-purple cast over the whole plant beginning in midsummer
  • Colour is retained through the fall
  • Forms a sturdy upright narrow columnar clump
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Height: 140cm
  • Foliage Height: 120cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Brown

HEIGHT:
120-140 cm

SPREAD:
50-60 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 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.

Additional Notes about Twilight Zone Little Bluestem:


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.