Prairie Blues Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'

SKU
40657
Deciduous, clumping grass with gray-blue foliage that turns salmon orange in the fall. Flower spikes emerge above the foliage, displaying downy white seed heads that persist into fall. Good ground-cover for massing or effective specimen in borders and rock gardens.
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4-10

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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Average Size at MaturityFast growth to 2-3 ft. tall and 1-2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Growth RateFast
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Grows easily in a wide range of soils and environmental conditions including clay, high heat, and humidity. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Good drought tolerance, once established. Cut to the ground in late winter to early spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

Good to grow!