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Little bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium

Little Bluestem

  • Little bluestem grows to heights of 45 - 135 cm and is a wonderful ornamental plant. Its stems are bluish in spring and become an attractive orange-tan colour in fall, lasting through the winter. It is found in praries, savannas, meadows and woodland edges.


    Larval host to many skippers. Songbirds eat the seeds all winter.


    Growing conditions:

    Dry sites with full sun to partial shade. Cannot tolerate wet soil.

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