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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'

Prairie Blues Little Bluestem

$9.81 | 18-CT. FLAT | 90 Avail. | $98.10

18-CT. FLAT Weight: 25.0 lb

$9.81 | 1 G | 35 Avail. | $9.81

1 G Weight: 25.0 lb

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Prairie Blues Little Bluestem is a native grass with upright slender leaves that is a consistent grey-blue and has rose-orange fall color.  Tiny purple-brown flowers rise high above the foliage on stems in late summer and are followed by fluffy silver seed heads that persist through winter.  Grows best in full sun and well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.

Schizachyrium scoparium is a native host plant for 6 different skippers:  the Ottoe, Indian, Crossline, Dusted, Cobweb, and Dixie skipper.  The seeds are eaten by small birds.


Orn. Grass


3’ - 3.5'


1.5' - 2'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9


 Full Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Summer, FallYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant.  Cut to ground late winter or early spring.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWoodland GardenRock GardensNative GardensGroundcover, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Sea Holly, Tickseed, Blazing Star

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown

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