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Schizachyrium scoparium Smoke Signal (Walters Gardens)

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal' PP24733

Bluestem - Little

'Smoke Signal' Little Bluestem is a Walters Gardens introduction, chosen for its vivid coloration in late summer and fall.  The foliage is a bluish green in early to mid summer, turning to deep red and purple shades starting in August.  The translucent seedheads are an important food source for grassland birds, and the tan stems maintain their upright habit throughout winter.  Schizachyrium thrives best in dry, sterile sites, and does not want supplemental irrigation or fertilizer.

Height

48 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Silver

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Fall Color - Attractive
Green Roof Plants
Native
Winter Interest
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Dry
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Blue/Blue-Gray/Blue-Green
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