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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'

Bluestem - Little

‘Prairie Blues’ Little Bluestem is tall and upright, with attractive gray blue foliage in summer. Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Prairie Blues’ takes on shades of rosy orange and purple as temperatures drop in late summer and early fall. The silvery seedheads persist on the tan stems well into the winter, feeding and sheltering birds and small mammals. ‘Prairie Blues’ performs best in dry and well-drained sites. Found originally in Missouri.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

18 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone

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