Improved Grass Thrives in SunThe Little Bluestem Grass’ Prairie Blues’, Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Prairie Blues’, is an improved selection of one of the most prevalent native grasses in the eastern United States.It displays consistent grey-blue, ribbon-like foliage that takes on hues of orange and red as the season transitions to autumn. This warm season grass has sturdy, narrow stems with an upright habit.’Prairie Blues’ thrives in hot, dry areas and’ is a great choice if you are looking to restore an eroded site, or for a plant that will grow in hot, dry areas where other plants have a hard time surviving.Grasses play an important role in a garden design. The great features of this ornamental grass, blue foliage and fall color, is a great addition to the design. Little Bluestem Prairie Blues is a vigorous, long-lived native grass. Because of the ease of care, drought tolerance, winter beauty and the way it adjusts to various soils and climates.Prairie Blues is deer resistant and attracts butterflies and birds feast on the seeds! ‘Prairie Blues’ is a must have! * 3 1/2 Foot Grey Blue Foliage in Summer* Foliage Turns Orange Red in Autumn* Loves Sun, Heat, and Dry Soil.
Easy to Grow Native Prairie Grass with 4 Season Interest’Little Bluestem’, Schizachyrium scoparium, is a native American prairie grass. It is also know as “Sage grass” or “Beard grass’. It can reach up to 3-4′ and has a silver bluish hue to the leaves during the growing season. Flowers are scattered along the upper parts of the stem branches, with long white hairs creating a feathery appearance. There is also a single, white, hairy flower cluster at the tip of each stalk. In fall, the leaves turn a rich orange-wheat color which persists all winter,providing food for birds and cover for small animals. It also provides cover and feeding sites for quail, turkeys and other ground nesting birds.It will grow anywhere and will tolerate poor soils. A great plant for mass plantings. * Silvery Blue Foliage All Summer* White Plumes* Attracts Wildlife in Winter.
The Grass ‘The Blues Little Bluestem Grass’, Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’, has attractive deep blue foliage. The fall color is a burgundy red.It works well in mass plantings. It does well in a variety of soil types and is drought tolerant. Extra water and fertilization is not needed!The attractive foliage is upright and is open to spreading the fine textured leaves.Little Blues Bluestem grasses have delicate and inconspicuous inflorescence in late summer and become silvery when dried.The foliage remains attractive in winter. The fall color varies from tan to copper, orange, and dark orange red.To keep this plant looking neat, prune back to the ground in early spring before new growth begins. The Blues can be divided every 3 years or so in early spring.Besides its outstanding appearance, The Blues provides nest sites, cover, and food for birds!This one plant you will not want to prune back in the fall after a heavy frost! Enjoy it all winter long!* Wildlife plant* Winter interest* Fall color.
Tallgrass for Naturalizing Tallgrass prairie used to cover vast swaths of the Midwest, where the sky was big and the buffalo roamed. Those prairies don’t exist like they used to, but when they did Big Bluestem Grass (Andropogon gerardii) was the king. It was the dominant grass that grew there, providing breathtaking seasonal color change and food and protection for wildlife.Thankfully you don’t need a vast prairie to enjoy the gifts of Big Bluestem – a neglected little corner of your yard will do. Big Bluestem thrives in dry, infertile soil where most other plants would shrivel. (A true hardy native, it does just fine in ordinary garden soil and even wet soil, too!) We’ll bet, though, that you’ll want to plant it in more prominent places than that corner. Big Bluestem makes a striking background for a naturalized border. (It grows from 4’ to 6’ tall in a season.) It is the backbone of a wildflower garden. It easily fits into a contemporary garden scheme, too. We know that you will love this tall stiff grass so much you will be looking for all the creative ways you can use it in your garden.This grass thrives on neglect. Once it is established the only real care it needs is to be cut to the ground prior to the first shoots of spring. Just make sure you plant it where you and your neighbors can enjoy watching it go from gray to blue green in spring, to green with red tinges in summer and finally to reddish bronze with lavender tones in autumn after frost. This kaleidoscope will light up your garden all year. Order yours today!.* Hardy native grass * Quick growing (up to 6’ per year!) * Four seasons of interest.