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Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name(s):
Little bluestem
Cultivar(s):
The Blues
Category:
Ornamental Grass
Comment:

Variable form and color (bright green to light blue); fall color varies from tan to copper, orange, and dark orange red; suffers with mulch at crown; self seeds

Light:
Sun
Height:
2-4 ft.
Zones:
4-10
Form:
Upright; open to spreading fine texture; subject to lodging
Soil:
Variety of soil types; does not persist with moist soil and high fertility; drought tolerant
Inflorescence:
Delicate and inconspicuous inflorescence in late summer; becomes silvery when dried; remains attractive in winter

NCCES plant id: 656

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