Little Bluestem ‘The Blues’


Botanical Name:  Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name:  Little Bluestem ‘The Blues’

Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.

Performs well in poor soils. Good drought resistance once established.

Tolerates high heat and humidity. Cut to the ground in late winter to early spring.

Height: 2-4 ft and width 2-3 ft


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Blue, green, & purple blend of foliage.  

This cultivar of the prairie grass, Little Bluestem, has stunning blue foliage accented by red stems. As fall progresses, an exciting mix of colors appears: purple, orange, and many more shades of blue. Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’ grows in a mostly upright, clumping form, and it prefers poor soil to soil that is rich and fertile. Elegant seed heads complement the narrow foliage in late summer. In full sun, this native grass remains stiffly upright; too much shade, fertilizer or water may cause it to flop. The Blues is sought after for its wonderful color display and easy-care properties.

NC Native Plant

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