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Little Bluestem Grass Prairie Blues

Prairie Blues is a hybrid of our common native. Bluish blades, purple plumes. (Schizachyrium scoparium)

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Plant - 2.5" pot
Plant - 2.5" pot

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 36" tall, 15-18" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all season
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Little Bluestem Grass Prairie Blues, Schizachyrium scoparium, Little Bluestem Grass
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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 Season 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
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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.
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Perfect Size!


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

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

        Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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