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Chameleon Little Bluestem Grass

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A true color-changer, ‘Chameleon’ Little Bluestem Grass has a compact form and a bold impact. Green blades marked with unique white variegation shoot up during spring and summer to create a fountain of foliage. Then, when the leaves on trees change from green to red, ‘Chameleon’ does the same—its striped blades redden and blush, leaving its white stripes a pretty pink. Lovely in containers, small gardens, and meadow style plantings.
key features
Botanical Name
Schizachyrium scoparium 'Chameleon' PP31339
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Low Maintenance, Striking Foliage, Autumn Interest, Container Planting, Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
18-24" tall


‘Chameleon’ Little Bluestem Grass (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Chameleon' PP31339) brings the drama to a meadowscape. A native cultivar, ‘Chameleon’ Little Bluestem was discovered as a chance seedling amidst a growth of 'The Blues' Little Bluestem; it was discovered in France and propagated in North America for its unique beauty. Little Bluestem grows best in warm climates and well-drained soil, and is drought resistant once established, requiring minimal watering. It is also salt tolerant. This warm-season grass will wake slowly in spring, but offers long-lasting winter interest. Plus, native Little Bluestem grasses are a great addition to habitat gardens, providing food, shelter, and nesting materials for birds.

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