The Blues Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

SKU
0579
Outstanding eastern native meadow species. Clumping plants produce half-inch wide leaves on upright stems in a unique light blue coloring. Flowers in late summer with very erect fine textured needle-like pikes. In fall plants turn a showy coppery orange overall. Valuable plant for meadow and prairie gardens. Vital species for reclamation and conservation. Plant in masses for bold autumn color and as groundcover. Herbaceous. Full sun. Fast growth to 2 feet, 3 to 5 feet tall in bloom, spreading 2 feet wide.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Average Size at MaturityFast growth to 2-3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Key FeatureNative Plant

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.

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