Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium | SKU: 0961
2 Reviews
$3.75 to $8.93
  • 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

$3.75 to $8.93

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Item Details

(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.

Learn to Grow Little Bluestem

Start Indoors: In Late Winter or Spring

Germination: 14-20 Days

Rows Apart: 24"

Light: Sun/Partial Shade

Instructions - 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.

Ratings & Reviews

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Difficult to germinate


Tried several ways over two seasons to plant these and have never had any luck with germination. I’m a novice with seeding flowers so it may be user error though.

Worked Great


Had no problem getting these to germinate after having them in the fridge for two weeks and then having a heating pad under them until they started coming up. First season is almost over and they’re all doing great.