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Andropogon scoparius (Little Bluestem)

Andropogon scoparius
Little Bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium, Beard Grass

Native across most of North America, this grass varies greatly in form and appearance. The foliage color ranges from green to blue, and the dormant foliage varies from tan to rusty red. Blue-leafed plants are more likely to develop red winter color. Little bluestem has a very upright form, with fine-textured foliage. The flowers are not showy, but the seed heads are striking when backlit by the sun. This clump grass is very adaptable, tolerating cold, heat, and thriving in alkaline or acid soils. It does not perform well in soils with excessive moisture or nutrients.

Plant Type Grass
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Pink
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 2' - 4' (ft)
Spread 1' - 2' (ft)
Spacing 18" - 24"
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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