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October 18, 2017

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Little Bluestem 'Prairie Blues'
Schizachyrium scoparium ('Warm Season Grasses' Series)
Unavailable in 2017 

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Zone: 3 to 9
Perennial
Vitals
EXPOSURE
Full Sun
BLOOM SEASON
Blooms late summer to mid-autumn
SIZE
36"
18"
Cultivar Notes - 'Prairie Blues'
'Prairie Blues' is an improved selection of the native bluestem. It offers a more consistent grey-blue foliage color that is striking in the garden. The narrow, upright leaves take on reddish-orange tones in the fall. Fluffy silver seed heads in late summ
Genus Notes - Schizachyrium
A short native clumping grass noted for its blue summer foliage and bright fall color. Excellent for massing or naturalizing as a ground cover. Drought tolerant and prefers poorer soils.

Schizachyrium is a great choice if you are looking to restore an eroded site, or for a plant that will grow in hot, dry areas where other plants have a hard time surviving.

Series Notes - Warm Season Grasses
Warm season grasses grow most actively during the warmer months, then flower in late summer or fall. Most go completely dormant in winter. Warm season grasses include: Andropogon, Calamagrostis brachytricha, Carex, Cortaderia, Erianthus, Hakonechloa, Miscanthus, Panicum, Pennisetum, Schizachyrium, and Sporobolus.

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