Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blue Paradise' PP28145 CPBR5650 (30)ct Flat
PRAIRIE WINDS® Collection
Common Name: Little Bluestem, Ornamental Grass
The habit is very upright and columnar and maintains its upright habit through fall. At 3½ feet tall, this grass will be the perfect backdrop to your garden. True to its name, ‘Blue Paradise’ has striking silvery blue stems in summer. In the fall, this grass takes center stage as the leaves develop a deep wine purple color. In early fall, tiny tan seed heads appear on the top half of the stems. Deer resistant
Schizachyrium 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.
This grass is terrific in a border or meadow setting. It needs full sun and is tolerant of heat and humidity. Schizachyrium can grow in either acidic or alkaline soils and can tolerate a range of moisture conditions including average to extremely dry. It does not need to be fertilized. It's a good idea to cut this grass back to ground level in late fall in order to have a sturdier plant the coming year.
Height: 3 to 3.5 Feet, Spread: 2 Feet
Foliage Color: Blue shades - Purple shades
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Blooms Late summer to Early fall
Low to Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Seasonal Interest: Fall Color
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Foliage, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Erosion Control, Attractive Foliage, Mass Planting, Focal Point, Native to North America
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2 inches wide.