Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues

Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass

  • Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues, Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues, Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass

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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 are beneficial for many butterfly species. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Bloom Time Late summer
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. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLH651

Details

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.
SKU HBLH651
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, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height 32-36" tall
Mature Spread 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
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, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

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 5, 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).

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High Country GardensSchizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues
 
4.7

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  • Healthy (3)

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5.0

Fantastic grass for the Midwest

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from Shelby Township, MI

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues:

    This grass is my absolute favorite of all the ornamental grasses I plant. I love the blue color in Summer as well as the purple Autumn tones and glistening seedheads through the Winter.

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    5.0

    Very Nice Grass

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    from Florence, CO

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues:

      This was a very nice grass with a blue-green color. It has survived it's 1st year and I am hoping it will reach a mature size this summer.

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      4.0

      very nice oramental for small spaces

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      from denver CO

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      • Hardy
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        Comments about High Country Gardens Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues:

        fast growing & appears just as advertised

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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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