Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)


Sold in 4.5″ (1 qt) pots
Full sun
Soil Moisture: Dry to medium
Bloom Time: August to February
Height x spread: 2-4 ft x 1.5-2 ft
Flower: Insignificant
Tolerate: Drought, erosion, dry soil, shallow-rocky soil, black walnut, air pollution
Attracts: Skippers, birds, grasshoppers
Other: Good food source and cover for birds, has attractive foliage
Resistance: Deer

The leaves and stems of this grass frequently have a bluish cast in summer, while the fall color is a very warm copper that does not fade throughout winter. Purplish bronze seed heads and yellow-orange leaves make for great fall interest in the landscape. It is highly resistant to browsing by deer. As well as providing year-round cover for wildlife, little bluestem is a larval host plant to various butterflies and moths making it a great choice for a pollinator garden. They adapt well to container plantings or can be used in borders or meadows.

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