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Little Bluestem 'Prairie Blues'
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Schizachyrium scoparium ('Warm Season Grasses' Series)
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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
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.
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.