Schizachyrium scoparium Los Lunas Blues

Los Lunas Blues Little Bluestem Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium Los Lunas Blues, Schizachryrium scoparium Los Lunas Blues, Los Lunas Blues Little Bluestem Grass

Exclusive. Upright and blue! Schizachyrium scoparium 'Los Lunas Blues' is a western selection of Little Bluestem that has gray-blue foliage, a strong upright habit and a beautiful chocolate-brown winter color. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
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


24-28" x 12-15" wide. Upright and blue! This western selection of Little Bluestem has gray-blue foliage and a strong, upright habit that doesn’t splay or fall open. In winter, the leaves turn chocolate brown. Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Los Lunas Blues’ was a standout from over one hundred different collections of Little Bluestem growing at the USDA Los Lunas Plant Materials Center. Exclusive.
Common Name Los Lunas Blues Little Bluestem Grass
Botanical Name Schizachryrium scoparium Los Lunas Blues
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 24-28″ tall
Mature Spread 12-15″ 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 Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages Deer Resistant
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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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.


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.

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Much Taller!


from Dallas, Tx

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  • Hardy
  • Healthy


  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors
  • Patio

Comments about High Country Gardens Schizachyrium scoparium Los Lunas Blues:

Bought four to use in a 3'x 3' square by our patio; two on each side. One side didn't get enough sun to give it a start, but the other ...
Man - it's still growing and it's wayyyy over 3.5' tall, and 2' wide!

So, the description led me to think it'd be good for that spot, and it isn't. That's not ot say the plant isn't good; it is. Just not for our small yard/patio area. (Now, I've got find another home for it, since we don't have a place anywhere here.mmaybe the others reviewer would like it!)

I'd recommend with caution.

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very snall


from Eugene, OR

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Comments about High Country Gardens Schizachyrium scoparium Los Lunas Blues:

The plant arrived as a very small example of a very large grass. There were only a couple of 2" leaves. I planted it in a gallon pot so I can grow it up to a size to place in my yard.

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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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