Schizachyrium scoparium
Schizachyrium scoparium
Schizachyrium scoparium
Plants of the Southwest

Schizachyrium scoparium

Little Bluestem

Little Bluestem is a handsome perennial bunchgrass 2-3 ft. tall. Very deeply rooted and drought tolerant but appreciative of extra water. Excellent for meadows, reclamation and accent plantings (dried arrangements too). Turns every color of the flame in late summer with silvery seed heads. Seeding rate: 1 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. Reclamation: 20 lbs. per acre.  Zones 3-7.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 34567


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