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Schizachyrium scoparium

Little Bluestem, Prairie Beard Grass

Main interest:
blue foliage, turns coppery in fall and silver seed heads show well backlit by the sun
Soil & Exposure:
full sun, well-drained soil, drought tolerant
Growth type:
clumping
Flower:
brown, late summer to early fall
Foliage:
blue, changing to copper
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4: -34.4 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 3 ft (0.9 m) width: 2 ft (0.6 m)

Schizachyrium scoparium is a tidy, finely textured native North American grass with blue-green summer foliage. Little Bluestem's silvery seed heads rise to a height of nearly 2 ft in late summer and show beautifully when back-lit by the sun. In fall, the grass turns a coppery color that lasts all winter. Good ground-cover for massing or texture in rock gardens and formal borders. Of interest late summer to winter.

Synonym:
Andropogon scoparius
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