Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

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Available as seed or live plants.

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Little Bluestem

Our most popular native grass for good reason.  Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) is attractive all year round. Groupings of soft green shoots in the Spring give way to beautiful bluish green stands in the Summer.  Fall brings brown, copper, and burgundy colors with a shiny luster that catches the sun while swaying in the breeze.  Distinct fluffy white seed heads will stick around all winter and provide food for a variety of small songbirds.

An excellent source of habitat for many different insects, pollinators, and other wildlife.

Grows well in a variety of conditions.  Part shade to full sun.  Moist, mesic, and even dryer soils.  Deep root structures provide excellent erosion control and drought resistance.  Grows 24-36″ in height.

Don’t forget to add the Grass!

The addition of native grass to any native wildflower garden has many benefits!  Native grasses provide support and protection for wildflowers.  They establish a ground cover to help prevent unwanted weeds from growing. They create a more natural environment and pollinator habitat and increase the overall fullness and beauty of wildflower gardens. MNL makes it easy to add native grass by offering Short and Tall Prairie Grass kits, as well as single species trays of native grasses for a variety of growing conditions.  Save $10 when you pair a grass kit or single species tray to your wildflower plant kit order!