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Schizachyrium scoparium

Little Bluestem

This beautiful blue-green bunch grass is a staple of the prairies from Mexico to Canada and is the State plant of Missouri. 

It is compact, upright and well behaved, very suited to small areas and a good focal point between other plants in a mixed border. 

After the first frost, clumps turn a reddish bronze with fluffy, silver-white seed heads. 

Small birds, particularly wrens, love hopping between the stems and it is a larval food source for butterflies. 

Best planted in hot, dry, fairly poor soils although it is adaptable and seems to grow very happily in our clay soil with a little added organic material. Deciduous.

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Poaceae

Hardy perennial grass (D)

H7

80cm 

30cm 

Blue-green

Silver white

Dry, well drained, poor

Full sun 

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