Blue Heaven Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'MinnblueA' PP #17,310

SKU
08611
Narrow, upright, grassy foliage creates a great vertical accent for a border, rock garden or container. Emerges blue, develops pink and burgundy hues in late summer, and turns a rich copper in fall. Slender stems rise up with purplish panicles. Tan seed heads persist into fall. Perfect for bird friendly landscapes.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationski-za-KRY-ee-um sko-PAIR-ee-um
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleRustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Sedum (Sedum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Salvia (Salvia)

Grows easily in a wide range of soils and environmental conditions including clay, high heat, and humidity. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Cut to the ground in late winter to early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-10

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