Schizachryium scoparium

Little Blue Stem

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-10

This clump forming, warm season native is at its prime in the Autumn when the bronze to orange-red fall colors set off the seed heads. Emerges with blue-green foliage.

Height

24-48 Inches

Spread

24-30 Inches

Color

White

Bloom Time

August-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

A prolific reseeder.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Fall Aster (Aster novi-belgii), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis), Pink Tickseed (Coreopsis rosea), Maiden Pinks (Dianthus deltoides), White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro), Cranesbill (Geranium ), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Candylily (Pardancanda norrisii), Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Wedding Phlox (Phlox carolina), Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Blue-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Winter
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Winter
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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