Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium | SKU: 0961
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$3.75 to $8.50
  • 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 $8.50

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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.

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Difficult to germinate

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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.