‘The Blues’ Little Bluestem Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'
Plant size: #1
2 feet high x 1 foot wide
Zone 3
Full Sun

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‘The Blues’ Little Bluestem is a clump forming warm season grass (wakes up in May) with slender blue-green foliage in summer, then naturally turns a bright red-orange in autumn that persists thru winter providing an excellent contrast through the Wyoming winter. The grass forms a fluffy white seed heads in autumn. Little Bluestem is native to eastern Wyoming prairies so you know it can stand up to our brutal conditions.

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.