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Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass

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For a hardy and beautiful garden accent, 'Twilight Zone' Little Bluestem Grass features attractive upright foliage that is stunning in all four seasons. Blue-green foliage emerges in spring and develops a purple cast at the edges for an iridescent mid-summer glow. In winter, this native cultivar turns tawny brown, creating architectural accents and wildlife habitat.(Schizachyrium)
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Botanical Name
Schizachyrium scoparium Twilight Zone PP#27432
Native, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Erosion Control
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
24-48" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall


(24-48” tall x 12-24” wide) Find a place for a few 'Twilight Zone' Little Bluestem Grasses in your meadow or sunny garden beds and you won’t regret it. The four-season color of this prairie native makes it a star throughout the year. Long ribbons of blue-green foliage emerge in spring on a stiffly upright grass. As the season deepens, so do the colors – basal foliage lower to the soil line begins to turn mauve and purple, creating strong contrast with the upright blue-green leaves. During the winter months, the entire grass turns a tawny shade of brown, standing proudly where other perennials have gone quietly dormant. For best results, plant 'Twilight Zone' Little Bluestem Grass in full sun in poor to average soils; it can tolerate heat and humidity and a wide range of growing conditions, but rich soil or too much fertilization can cause this grass to flop. As a resilient native plant with deep roots, Little Bluestem Grass is well-suited to restoring erosion, is salt tolerant, and can handle or dry, lean conditions. Deer resistant, this is an excellent  grass for pollinator, bird, and wildlife habitat.