Schizachyrium scoparium Blaze

Blaze Little Bluestem Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium Blaze, Schizachryrium scoparium Blaze, Blaze Little Bluestem Grass

Blaze Little Bluestem grass is grown for its exceptional fall color. A tall upright warm-season ornamental grass, Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze' mixes in nicely with flowering perennials and its grass blades turn deep red in the fall maturing to a pink winter color. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 88473

Details

24-36" tall x 15" wide (seed propagated). 'Blaze' Little Bluestem grass is invaluable in xeriscapes and native wildflower plantings, plus it has great winter color! A cultivar selected by agronomists in NE as a high yielding pasture grass, Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze' is also used ornamentally for its vivid red fall foliage. In winter it remains a standout as the leaves fade to deep pink. Blaze Little Bluestem grass is easily grown and adapts to any soil type, including clay.
SKU 88473
Common Name Blaze Little Bluestem Grass
Botanical Name Schizachryrium scoparium Blaze
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Mature Spread 15" wide
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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High Country GardensSchizachyrium scoparium Blaze
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Outdoors (3)
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5.0

Hardy plant

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from Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Schizachyrium scoparium Blaze:

    I planted it last fall and it survived a very cold snowy winter here in Wyoming.
    Very hardy plant.

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    4.0

    a cure for the winter blahs

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    from Keyport, NJ

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Needs More Than 1 Season
    • Probably Needs More Than
    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Schizachyrium scoparium Blaze:

    probably needs more than one growing season to develop the size and presence to get the MIchael Dirr " wow " factor; but a healthy, hearty and colorful plant; will re-evaluate in a year

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    5.0

    Beautiful grass

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    from Western Slope, Colorado

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

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      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about High Country Gardens Schizachyrium scoparium Blaze:

      I live in a wooded area with pinons and juniper trees so this grass fits in beautifully with the natural landscaping. I use grasses, wild flowers and herbs as plants in my garden.

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      5.0

      Fits in well

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      from El Dorado Kansas

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Schizachyrium scoparium Blaze:

        Added to my grass garden. Did well for its first year. Not as tall as I expected but still very attractive.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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