$7.00 – $10.00
Common Name: Little Bluestem
- Habit: Perennial Grass
- Light: Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Dry, Average
- Height: 2-5′
- Flower: Maroon, Violet, Aug-Oct.
- Fruit: Silver-white cottony mass of seeds
- Fall Color: Yes
- Natural Habitat: Woodland Edge, Grasslands, Rocky Outcrops
Schizachyrium scoparium or Little Bluestem is an ornamental clumping grass that reaches 2-3ft tall. The stem base is a blue color in the spring and turns reddish-tan in the fall, which persists throughout the winter. The seeds produced are fuzzy, white and provide forage for birds.