Little Bluestem Grass Prairie Blues

 
Little Bluestem Grass Prairie Blues, Schizachyrium scoparium, Little Bluestem Grass

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Regular Price: $17.98

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Prairie Blues is an outstanding choice for sustainable landscaping, a hybrid of our common native. Bluish blades, purple plumes in late summer and early fall. (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Zones
3 - 9 (Hardy in your zone)
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Native
Native
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 36" tall, 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Plant - 2.5" pot
SKU 25ORN
Little Bluestem is one of our best-known native grasses. Prairie Blues takes the bluish hue of the blades to a deeper shade, and also gives you the famous purple plumes, all at a height of only about three feet.
SKU 25ORN
Common Name Little Bluestem Grass
Botanical Name Schizachyrium scoparium
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Blue
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Native, Winter Interest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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        Comments about American Meadows Little Bluestem Grass Prairie Blues:

        This was perfect for the space I needed it for. It's small in size, adds a great touch & no maintenance necessary!

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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