Schizachyrium scoparium
Cultivar: Blue Heaven
Little Bluestem
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Range: throughout U.S. & Canada
Bloom Period: June-December
Light: Sun
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
NCBG Location:
Common little-bluestem is a grass found throughout the Eastern United States and is an ideal choice for low maintenance landscaping and erosion control. ‘Blue Heaven’ is noted for its blue-gray foliage that turns a stunning burgundy-red in the fall. It is best planted in mass or tucked between other native perennials and works in both formal and informal landscapes. Its unique, blue-green foliage and tall, upright form will stand out in any setting. Leave it standing in winter and cut back in spring to encourage fresh new growth.