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Prairie Winds® 'Blue Paradise' Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium

(3 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
42" 24"
Height
36 - 42"
Spread
24"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • Details

    Features

    An upright ornamental grass that withstands adverse weather conditions. In summer, striking silvery blue stems form a columnar habit. Deep wine purple fall color.

    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant
    Erosion Control
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Grass: 
    Grass
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 42 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Tan
    Flower Shade: 
    Tan
    Foliage Colors: 
    Blue
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Silvery blue
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Low
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Grass
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    This easy-to-grow grass does best in full sun and dry to average, well-drained soil. Tolerates heat and humidity well. Cut back in early winter.

    Prairie Winds® 'Blue Paradise' Schizachyrium scoparium USPP 28,145, Can 5,650
  • 3 Reviews

    • Got this plant this spring. First time I bought a plant online. Arrived as just a 4 inch tall plug about size of soup can. I was nervous and a bit skeptical about eventual size. I planted it in a large 18 inch? wide planter on full sun roof deck. It took a while but then went gangbuster. Now over 2 feet tall and fills at least 2/3 of planter. Looks beautiful especially with the purple fall color, just like the photos you have on this site.. I did nothing but water it dailyand fertilize it once a month. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will survive the winter. (I think you advised to cut it down to about 4 inches near end of November). Next year I would like to add a hardy perennial filler/spiller to the pot for more interest (something that will survive outside). Would love advice on that. Lovely healthy plant. Thank you Proven Winner.

      Carol Fisch
      District Of Columbia
      United States
      1 week ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Joe Smuckatellie
      Connecticut
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Joe Smuckatellie
      Connecticut
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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