Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

Little bluestem

This is a very sturdy selection of Little Bluestem with marvellous autumn colour. 

In summer the foliage is grey green before slowly turning pink, red and bronze when the weather turns colder. 

If planted in poor, dry soils the stalks will stay standing over the early winter months adding colour to drab borders. 

Dried, the stems can be used in flower arrangements. 

Lovely fluffy seed heads glisten in sharp frosts making this a great all-rounder. 

Best planted in groups, the plant adapts well to difficult conditions and will grow in clay as long as it's not too moist. It is also drought tolerant and looks great in dry or xeriscape gardens. Deciduous.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Poaceae

Hardy perennial grass (D)

H7

100cm 

41cm 

Grey green

Silver white

Dry, well drained, poor

Full sun

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