Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues
Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass
DetailsSchizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues' is a seed grown selection of Little Bluestem that has very attractive blue foliage. This native prairie grass is essential for the habitat garden providing seeds for birds and the leaves are food plants for various butterfly species. Cut back old stems to 2-3” above ground-level in mid-spring. Divide every third year.
|Common Name||Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass|
|Botanical Name||Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||32-36" tall|
|Mature Spread||12-15" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Native|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.
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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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