Go Back Little Bluestem, The Blues

Schizachyrium scoparium
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Plant Type: Grasses

A bunched grass, growing in dense clusters, with the flowering stems up to 4 feet tall. Little Bluestem is one of the most popular ornamental grasses on the market today and is widely used in landscaping. Used in plantings because it is short and mixes well with flowers for increased attraction. Turns a striking red-orange color in fall. Fluffy silver seed heads add some real dazzle to the autumn landscape.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Needs well-drained sand and loam, and excels in dry sandy and rocky soils. Not recommended for heavy clay or damp soils. Plant in full sun for best results.

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Crimson in autumn

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Prairie plants.

Plant Height


Scape Height


Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Low water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Good fall color. Very hardy.

Bloom Time

August - October.

Critter Resistance



Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium to fast

Seasonal Interests

Fall, Summer