Prairie, Little Bluestem

Catalog #0961

5829

(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.
START INDOORS
In Late Winter or Spring
GERMINATION
14-20 Days
PLANT OUTDOORS
24" Apart
LIGHT
Sun/Partial Shade

Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors in warm soil. Plant out after all danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be directly sown into a weed-free seedbed in May or June. Not recommended for clay soils.

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