Little Bluestem

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Schizachyrium scoparium cv. Jazz
Common Name: Little Bluestem
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Time: August to February
Height: 24-36 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil, Tolerates periodic moisture
Flower Color: Purple
Special Characteristics:
  • Compact form of native Little Bluestem
  • Silvery blue foliage is less prone to flopping and turns to mauve with silver seed heads in the fall
  • Tolerates most soil conditions including clay and poor soils
  • Cut down in late winter to early spring
  • Deer tolerant
  • Drought tolerant
  • Black Walnut tolerant