Grass Little Bluestem Seeds

Grass Little Bluestem Seeds

Schizachyrium scoparium

Item #1812

Perennial. Little Bluestem is a popular ornamental, native grass that provides year-round color and interest. Fluffy silver seed heads appear in late summer and remain on plants through the winter months, or can be cut and brought indoors for use in dried bouquets. Very adaptable and easy to grow, plants thrive in almost any soil, moisture or exposure. The strong root system makes it ideal for extremely dry sites.


Full sun

Blooms late summer to fall

Days to Emerge:
10 - 14

Seed Depth:
1/8" – 1/4"

Seed Spacing:
A group of
4 – 6 seeds,
every 1' –2'

When 2" tall,
thin to 1
every 1' – 2'

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.

Special germination instructions: Germination may improve if seed receives a cold treatment. See inside of packet for detailed information.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

Send your photo to us

Learn & Grow

View all Articles

Garden Journal, Part 4: Individual Garden Beds

You’ve drawn your plan and made your lists, now it’s time to dig into the details. What are you going to plant and where are you going to plant…


Establishing a Naturalized or Wildflower Garden

If you have a vacant lot, slope, field, or a large bare area you want to “naturalize”, here are some suggestions. VARIETIES: Choose either prepared…


Getting the Best Germination

Botanical Interests assures that you are getting the highest quality seed in every packet. We buy from reputable suppliers, pre-test all of our seed by an independent laboratory before packing, and only accept…