Joy Creek Nursery

893-001D4   Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'     ( Little bluestem )

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'
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Rick Darke's masterful Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes tells us that this is a selection from Schizachyrium 'Aldous' made by Kurt Bluemel. We grow it in our dry borders where it thrives. Its stiff gray blue leaves and stems have purple highlights during the summer. As autumn progresses, the stems turn ruddy as the leaf blades grow tawny. Above, finely haired seed-heads form a dazzling halo. This is a favorite grass for difficult, hot, dry situations.

Late Summer   2-4 ft. x 1 ft.

Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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