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Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'
SKU: HC016213
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plant - 5" deep pot
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This western selection of Little Bluestem has gray-blue foliage and a strong, upright habit. This native prairie grass provides seeds for birds and is beneficial for many butterfly species. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
32-36" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer


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

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