Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Prairie Blues’

Prairie Blues Little Bluestem

$ 14.95

Item #: 1625
Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Little bluestem occurs in every state except Oregon and Nevada. It is a wonderful colorful grass that grows to about 3 feet tall. It works easily into your natural prairie planting or grouped with other perennials in full sun. It also has wonderful green, blue, and later red coloring in the leaves. Fall seed stalks are fluffy white and delicate-perfect for backlighting. This variety, ‘Prairie Blues’, has bright, upright clumps of blue/green leaves. It's leaves turn orange, pink, and reddish in the fall. This is a lovely grass for a dry, sunny place. It does not like moist or fertile soil so pair it up with other tough, drought tolerant plants like coneflowers, asters, and black-eyed Susans.



Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow


Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Grass or grass-like,


Light Exposure

Full sun

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry


full quart


36 or taller



Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid summer, Late summer,

Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall



Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8