Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium

  • 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

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Songbirds

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Green
» Purple
» Red


» Full Sun

Soil Moisture:

» Dry Soil
» Well Drained Soil


» Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Fall
» Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring
» Summer
» Winter