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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
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Fall Foliage
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Tolerance
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution