Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Munchkin' PP26,335

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Little Bluestem

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Steel blue plumes in late summer that age to honey-wheat in fall and winter months. Very upright, sturdy and stiff grass. Provides dramatic color and form to autumn and winter landscapes. Creates a pivotal accent point in any garden. Functional as a large-scale groundcover for massing or naturalizing.

Height

28-32 in

Spread

16-18 in

Interesting Notes

Selected by Donovan Boehm of Boehm’s Garden Center

Bloom Time

September-October

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

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

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Coneflower (Echinacea Big Sky), Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis ), Fall Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ), Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Spiked Gayfeather, Blazing Star (Liatris spicata), Violet Pinwheels Phlox (Phlox ), Fall Aster (Aster ), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum ), Stonecrop (Sedum borchii sport), Stonecrop (Sedum spectabilis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Ground Cover
Containers
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Blue-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Very Adaptable
Well-drained
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