Prairie, Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium
$2.99 to $5.50
SKU: 0961
  • Perennial and hardy to zone 3
  • Plants grow to 2-3 foot tall clumps
  • Slightly blue foliage turns copper-red in the fall
  • Good for erosion control plantings

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Prairie, Little Bluestem Description

(Schizachyrium scoparium) A clump-forming shorter prairie grass that is good for erosion control. At one time grew in 45 states and was the most abundant grass in mid-America. Thick plants turn a striking orange-red in the fall and are topped by fluffy silvery-white seed heads. Provides cover and food for birds. Plants grow 2-3' tall in well-drained sand and loam. Perennial. Hardy to zone 3.