Little Bluestem Grass Seeds

Heirloom, Native

#1812
Availability: In Stock
Little Bluestem provides year-round color and interest. Fluffy silver seed heads appear in late summer and remain on plants through the winter or can be cut for use in dried bouquets. The blue-green leaves turn a reddish-orange in fall. Widely adaptable, established plants are drought tolerant. It is a very important plant for wildlife, as birds enjoy the seeds, both birds and native bees use it for nesting material, and it is a host plant for several species of butterflies.
$1.99 500 mg

Botanical Name: Schizachyrium scoparium

Family: Poaceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–9

Plant Dimensions: 12"–48" tall

Variety Information: 1"–2" purplish bronze flowers appear in 3" long racemes on upper half of tall stems.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Can be sown in the early fall so plants get established before winter and get an early start on spring.

When to Start Inside: 10 to 12 weeks before average last frost.

Days to Emerge: 10–14 days

Seed Depth: ⅛" –¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"–24"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–24"

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