tall x 18-24" wide. 'Prairie Blues' Little Bluestem Grass is an excellent
selection for sustainable landscaping. Plants show good drought tolerance once
established and perform well on some of the most challenging sites. Clay soils,
low fertility, high heat, and humidity are no match for Little Bluestem, and 'Prairie
Blues' shrugs off cold weather, tolerating winter chills to zone 3. All that
rugged toughness hides behind a charming mask of silver and blue. Plant 'Prairie
Blues' for dramatic texture and color in perennial borders and cottage-style
plantings, or naturalize in meadows and wildlife gardens. The silver seed heads
attract birds and often persist into the winter, and dense foliage provides
shelter throughout the year. Let foliage stand for winter habitat and cut back
to 2-3 inches above ground in early spring before new growth begins. No serious
insect or disease problems.
AM014224 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM015750 (Tray of 18)
AM015751 (Tray of 9)
Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass
Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Foliage plant all season.
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Clumps of slender, flat, linear blue-green grass blades.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Attract Birds, Native, Winter Interest, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Good For Erosion Control, Deer Resistant
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
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