Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone'

Little Bluestem

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot


Plant Description

‘Twilight Zone’ stands out among little bluestems for its nearly iridescent, silvery mauve cast that appears early, in midsummer. These eerily beautiful pastel tones intensify in fall when brighter purple highlights appear. The attractive foliage forms a strictly upright, narrowly columnar clump that is about half as wide as it is tall. This grass would be stunning in combination with other perennials, particularly those with blue-green or silvery foliage, in a sunny, hot place. Use it in tough, dry spots for a gorgeous solution to problem sites. As with other native grasses, it supports pollinators and provides winter food, nesting material, and cover for birds. Mix with ratibida, coneflowers, asters. New this year!


 

Characteristics

Roof Garden

Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture                 

Easy to grow

Evergreen

Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Perennial, Grass or grass-like

Light Exposure

Full sun

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller

Flower Color

Mauve, Tan, Brown

Bloom Time

Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall  

Spread

24in

Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

 Photos courtesy of Walter's Gardens.