Jazz Little Bluestem Grass

Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023 Learn More…
Sale Price | Save 25%
In stock
Add to Wish List


‘Jazz’ Little Bluestem Grass is a striking prairie native cultivar selected for its smaller stature. With a sturdy upright habit, the silvery-blue foliage shifts to coppery-rust in autumn. Purple-bronze flowers appear in late summer, followed by silvery seed heads. Leave the grass sanding over winter to enjoy its motion and texture in wind and snow, and to provide nutritious seeds for songbirds. It is a host plant for many butterflies, so be sure to include some in your pollinator garden. (Schizachyrium scoparium)
Zones 3 - 9
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Great For Mass Plantings
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 24-30" tall , 12-18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly fall to winter

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).

Find Your Planting Zone:

Plant Information

Hardy and resilient, ‘Jazz’ Little Bluestem Grass is a garden-worthy ornamental grass. It tolerates almost any soil type and needs only good drainage and a sunny location. A native grass with an important place in North American ecology, Little Bluestem Grass has a very wide native range. It is found from Maine and Nova Scotia south to Florida, west to Arizona, north to Montana, and east across most of southern Canada. It also grows in much of central Mexico. It is most prominent in the Great Plains and in open canopy areas in the eastern United States. Resilient Little Bluestem grass grows dense, fibrous roots several feet deep. This means they are a great choice for erosion control, they are very long-lived, and they are tolerant to floods and drought. Schizachyrium scoparium is a larval host to the Cobweb Skipper, common wood nymph, Crossline Skipper, Dakota Skipper, Dusted Skipper, Indian Skipper, Leonard's Skipper, Ottoe Skipper, and Swarthy Skipper.

For best long-term health, cut the plant back to ground level in late winter or early spring to make way for new growth. Consider planting spring-flowering bulbs around the ornamental grass, as they flower before the grass has a presence and the grass disguises the aging bulb foliage as it grows.

More Information
Associated SKUsAM020963
AM020932 (Tray of 18)
AM020931 (Plant - 3.5" Pot)
Common Name
Jazz Little Bluestem Grass
Botanical Name
Schizachyrium scoparium 'Jazz'
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Purple, Silver
Mature Height
24-30" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Early fall to winter
Planting Depth
The base of the stem(s) should be just at the soil surface after watering in - Learn More
Ships As
Potted Plant
Narrow blue foliage with purple hues in fall
Soil Type
Average Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Winter Interest
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Planting Time
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of September 18th, 2023
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of October 2nd, 2023
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of October 9th, 2023
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 9th, 2023
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 16th, 2023

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 ‘Plant Information’ section 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 and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

Shipping Rates

Our shipping rates are calculated based on our actual average shipping costs. We do not seek to profit from shipping fees, so rest assured that our shipping rates reflect an average of what it costs to get our guaranteed products safely to your door.

US Shipping Charges

Merchandise Total Shipping
Up to $19.99$6.99
$20 to $34.99$8.99
$35 to $49.99$10.99
$50 to $74.99$12.99
$75 to $99.99$14.99
$100 and Over$16.99

Canadian Shipping Charges

Merchandise Shipping
Up to $24.99$14.95
$25 to $49.99$19.95
$50 to $74.99$24.95
$75 to $99.99$29.95
$100 and Over$39.95

If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. If you have any questions, please call us at (877) 309-7333.

© 2022 AmericanMeadows.com All rights reserved