Grass - Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
[skiz-ah-KEER-ee-um skoe-PAR-ee-um]

Perennial Upright, Clump in the Poaceae Family
 
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Size Notes Price Availability
#1 Field

FULL

$8.25 Frequently available
#1 Field $8.25 Frequently available
#1 Field $8.63 Frequently available
#1 Field $9.83 Frequently available
#1 Field $10.68 Frequently available
#3 Field $25.50 Frequently available
10 Flat Field $53.85 Frequently available
18 Flat Field $56.70 Frequently available
32 Flat Field $62.88 Frequently available
38 Flat Field $86.07 Frequently available
50 Plugs Field $112.50 Frequently available

Named Cultivars Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blue Paradise', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Carousel', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Chameleon', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Glaucum', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Jazz', Schizachyrium scoparium 'MinnblueA' BLUE HEAVEN, Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Munchkin', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation', Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone'
 
Plant Data
Mature Size 24 - 48 inches tall. 24 - 30 inches wide.
Growth Rate Moderate
Moisture Tolerance Dry - Wet: Dry
Zones 3a - 10b
Tags Wet Site Tolerant, Illinois Native, Low Maintenance, Grasses, Most Popular, Popular For Fall Deer Resistant Perennials, Large Perennials, Ornamental Grass, Partial Sun Perennials
Bloom Period August to February
Flower Color Purplish Bronze
 
More Info from Experts
Planted With Bonanza Deep Orange French Marigold, EnduraScape Blue Verbena, EnduraScape Hot Pink Verbena
  
 
 

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