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The Blues Little Bluestem Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'
SKU: HC017526
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
The Blues Little Bluestem Grass (Schizachyrium) is an outstanding form of native Little Bluestem with cool blue-green leaves in summer. Foliage turns to a beautiful dusky purple in fall, then to a deep gold in winter. 'The Blues' is an excellent ornamental grass for xeric gardens that mixes beautifully with colorful native perennials.
key features
Botanical Name
Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Mass Plantings, Erosion Control
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
24-48" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall


(24-48” tall x 18-24” wide) 'The Blues' is an outstanding blue-leaved form of little bluestem grass.  The burgundy-red fall foliage is just as ornamental and provides late season garden color. Little bluestem is a native grass that thrives in drier, poor soil conditions; too much water or a rich soil can result in floppy growth. Planting ornamental grass provides year-round structure, texture, and beauty to the garden, while offering habitat for beneficial insects. Suggested companion plants include large growing Beardtongues (Penstemon), Coneflower (Echinacea), and Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia). 

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