Prairie Munchkin Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Munchkin' PP #26,335

A smaller clumping grass with blue-green foliage that turns bronze to copper, red and maroon in the fall before fading to strawberry blonde in winter. Flower spikes become airy seed heads. Tolerates poor soils and needs little care. Plant in mass as a waterwise ground cover, or use as an accent in dry borders and rock gardens.
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3 - 9

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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationskits-ah-KEER-ee-um skoe-PAR-ee-um
Average Size at MaturityReaches 24-30 in. tall and 20-24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSmall, delicate creamy white flowers appear in fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9

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