Schizachyrium scoparium

Little Bluestem


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  • Warm season grass
  • White seed heads in August- October
  • Useful for poor, dry soils
  • Leaves are green, blue or purple and turn red-orange in the fall, a reddish- tan color persists during winter
  • Natural habitat: woodland edges, hillsides, slopes, open areas

Height: 3-4 ft

Zone: 3-8


Characteristics & Attributes


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds

Attributes:

  • Mass Planting
  • Tolerates Clay Soil
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Ground Cover
  • Low Maintenance
  • Native
  • Great Foliage
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Rock Garden

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Purple
  • Green
  • Red

Habit:

  • Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Well drained soil

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