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Schizachyrium scoparium

Little Bluestem

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Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)

Through the winter, the fluffy silver seed heads are ornamental on this small non-spreading, clump-forming grass. The summer foliage is blue-green and turns tawny to reddish-orange in fall.

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
12- Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue Green


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya), Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida), Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

FACU-

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Winter (Nov-Mar)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Dried Flower
Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Cover
Food/Small Animals
Food/Birds