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Smoke Signal Bluestem Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal' PP #27,433

Pronunciation: ski-za-KRY-ee-um sko-PAIR-ee-um
SKU #33441

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Description A beautiful, carefree grass that stands sturdy and upright without flopping. Blue stems are flushed purple at the base, transitioning to sizzling colors in fall. Tan seed heads persist into fall. A great vertical accent for a border, rock garden or container. Perfect for bird-friendly landscapes.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Showy Plumes
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hillside
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Multicolored
Companion Plants Coneflower (Echinacea); Sedum (Sedum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Salvia (Salvia)
Care 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.

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