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Schizachyrium scoparium

little bluestem

Little bluestem is an excellent choice of decorative grass for any dry, sunny area, with blue-green stems providing color contrast in the summer, followed by magnificent, airy seed heads clustering up the blades in fall and winter.

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Height: 12-48 in
Spread: 8-24 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: Non-Flowering

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Dry
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Fall Foliage
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Host Plant
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


little bluestem - Schizachyrium scoparium from Native Plant Trust
little bluestem - Schizachyrium scoparium from Native Plant Trust
little bluestem - Schizachyrium scoparium from Native Plant Trust
little bluestem - Schizachyrium scoparium from Native Plant Trust