Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues

Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass

This western selection of Little Bluestem has gray-blue foliage and a strong, upright habit. This native prairie grass provides seeds for birds and are beneficial for many butterfly species. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Native
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 32-36" tall 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Late summer
Size No
SKU HC016213

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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SKU
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Schizachyrium 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.

Flat of 9 plants will cover 12-14 square feet when planted together

More Information
SKU
HC016213
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass
Botanical Name
Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Height
36 inches
Mature Height
32-36" tall
Mature Spread
12-15" wide
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Native, Low Maintenance
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Native To
North America
Planting Guides
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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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