Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)
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Schizachyrium scoparium

Little Bluestem

Clumping warm season grass with an upright habit. Common to most dry and savanna prairies. Mixes well with native and non-native plants. Blooms at 3'-4'. Excellent orange-bronze fall color

Height: 3-4 ft
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Dry
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Time: September,October
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Schizachyrium scoparium

Attributes

Drought Tolerant
Fall Color

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Wildlife

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Plant Habit

Vase Shaped

Light Conditions

Sun

Native Plant Community

Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Savanna

Bloom Time

September
October

Flower Color

Green

Flower Hue

Light

Flower Height

3' to 4'

Flower Type

Spike

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Medium

Prune Time

Jan/Feb/March

Flower Form

Single

Growth Rate

Average