Little Bluestem Grass – 2022 PPY
Grass Little Bluestem – 2022 Perennial Plant of the Year® – Schizachyrium scoparium. 2-4′ tall, 1 ½-2′ spread, full sun. Upright clump of thin, flat green leaves with each leaf having a tinge of blue at the base. Purplish-bronze flowers appear on branched stems rising above the foliage in late summer followed by clusters of fluffy, silvery-white seed heads which often persist into winter. Deer resistant. Zones 3-10. Potted in 3″ pot.
46 in stock
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Low | Average
Spring | Summer | Fall
This grass is terrific in a border or meadow setting. It needs full sun and is tolerant of heat and humidity. Schizachyrium can grow in either acidic or alkaline soils, and can tolerate a range of moisture conditions including average to extremely dry. It does not need to be fertilized. It’s a good idea to cut this grass back to ground level in late fall in order to have a sturdier plant the coming year.
Cottage, Eclectic, Prairie, Rock Garden
Border Plant, Edging, Heat Tolerant, Attractive Plumes, Mass Planting, Specimen, Focal Point