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Bluestem (Little) Schizachyrium scoparium
1. Blue Paradise
This ornamental grass is a result of an extensive Schizachyrium breeding program from Walters Gardens, Inc. and is the perfect option for those looking to add to their native or prairie garden. The habit is very upright and columnar, and maintains its upright habit through fall. At 3˝ feet tall, this grass will be the perfect backdrop to your garden. True to its name, ‘Blue Paradise’ has striking silvery blue stems in summer. In the fall, this grass takes center stage as the leaves develop a deep wine purple color. In early fall, tiny tan seed heads appear on the top half of the stems.   Click to display 'Blue Paradise' tag image 36"-42" 24"-28" 3-9 8" Green
2. Carousel
'Carousel' Little Bluestem is a more compact version of our lovely native grass, with beautiful blue-green summer foliage which turns amazing shades of purple and bronze in fall. The delicate seedheads appear in August and September, and are especially showy when backlit by evening sunlight. Plant in excellent drainage for the best performance. Found by Donald Boehm of Illinois, and introduced by Chicagoland Grows®, so you know it's cold tolerant. All Little Bluestems attract butterflies when in bloom and songbirds when in seed.   Click to display 'Carousel' tag image 28"-30" 28"-30" 3-9 8" Green
3. 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   Click to display 'Prairie Blues' tag image 36" 18" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
4. Scoparium
Schizachyrium is a great choice if you are looking to restore an eroded site.This species can have blue, green, or purple leaves, all of which turn a beautiful cinnamon-red in the fall. Fluffy silvery-white seed heads begin to appear in midsummer. 12C-South Click to display 'Scoparium' tag image 24"-36" 24" 4-10 8" Green
5. Smoke Signal
This selection of our native Schizachyrium has a beautifully refined habit and puts forth a strong show of color in late summer and fall. An improvement over older cultivars, this grass maintains its strictly upright habit through fall.

The glaucous blue-green foliage begins to take on scarlet red tones in late summer, turning a deeper red-purple through the fall. Tiny, tan seed heads appear in early fall on the top half of the stems.

  Click to display 'Smoke Signal' tag image 36"-48" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
6. Twilight Zone
The foliage of schizachyrium 'Twilight Zone' has an iridescent purplish-mauve cast that peaks in midsummer. Bright purple highlights appear in late fall. Though native Schizachyriums typically color up in fall, the new ‘Twilight Zone’ possesses a nearly iridescent silvery mauve purple cast all over the whole plant beginning in midsummer. It retains these eerily beautiful tones through fall when brighter purple highlights appear on the flower stems. The attractive foliage forms a strictly upright, narrowly columnar clump that is about half as wide as it is tall.

This grass would be stunning in combination with silver foliage plants like Silver Mound Artemisia in a sunny, hot, dry spot in the landscape.

  Click to display 'Twilight Zone' tag image 48"-54" 24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta

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