Little Bluestem 'Prairie Blues'

Common name Little Bluestem 'Prairie Blues'
Latin name Schizachrium scoparius 'Praírie Blues
Type Ornamental grass
Height 3-4'
Spread 2'
Light & Water
Full sun:
Full sun:
Zone 3
Bloom months
  • August
  • September
Bloom colour Pink/purple
Foliage colour Blue
Foliage categories
Features
  • Deer resistant
  • Fall colour
  • Food for birds
Notes

Fine blue leaves turn pinkish purple when grass blooms in late summer. Native to the short grass prairie. Will need a deep soak every two weeks during hot, dry weather especially if grown in lighter or sandy soil. Too much water or nutrients will cause it to flop. Good in a mass planting.
AKA Andropogon scoparius.

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