Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone' PP27,432

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Little Bluestem

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

This upright grass shimmers with a mauve cast on the silvery-blue blades. The narrow leaves acquire purple highlights as the season advances. Tolerant of the heat and dry conditions.


 

Height

4-5 ft

Spread

2 ft

Bloom Time

August-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Adapts to most soil types, exept those that are too wet. Keep watered during the hot season, but will tolerate drought once established. Cut back in early spring before new growth appears.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Rock Cress (Arabis caucasica), Coneflower (Echinacea Big Sky), Silver Mound (Artemisia schmidtiana), Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina), Double Coneflower (Echinacea Cone-fections™), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Stonecrop (Sedum ), Bluestar Milkweed (Amsonia ), Oriental Lily (Lilium ), Fall Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Blue-Gray
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Very Adaptable
Well-drained
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