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Prairie Winds® 'Blue Paradise' Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 42 Inches
Proven Winners Perennial
Proven Winners Perennial
Prairie Winds® 'Blue Paradise' Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium
Sun 36 - 42

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
Salt Tolerant
Erosion Control
Resists: 
Deer
Grass: 
Grass
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
36 - 42 Inches
Spacing: 
20 - 24 Inches
Spread: 
20 - 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: 
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: 
Poor Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Acidic Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Alkaline 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
  • 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
    9 weeks 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
    9 weeks ago
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