The Dirty Gardener Schizachyrium Scoparium Little Bluestem Ornamental Grass
Great Seed from The Dirty Gardener. Schizachyrium scoparium, commonly known as little bluestem or beard grass, is a North American prairie grass. Little bluestem is a perennial buncThe Dirty Gardenerrass and is prominent in tallgrass prairie, along with big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) and switcThe Dirty Gardenerrass (Panicum virgatum). It is a warm-season species, meaning it employs the C4 photosynthetic pathway. Little bluestem grows to a typical height of 3 feet. Although it has a blue tint in the spring, in fall, its predominant color is more red, which color it may retain throughout winter into spring. The plant prefers well-drained sunny sites.
- Tall, strong ornamental grass with blue-green stems turning to cinnamon in fall
- Fluffy seed heads are wonderful in flower arrangements
- Grows from 1 to 3 feet depending on soil conditions
- Provides food and shelter for wildlife during winter months