Schizachyrium scoparium
Cultivar: Blue Heaven
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Habit: Grass/Grasslike
Duration: Perennial
Range: throughout U.S. & Canada
Height: 2-3 ft.
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
Bloom Color: White, Green, Brown
Bloom Period: June-December
Light: Sun
Soil: Dry
Atttracts: Birds, Butterflies
Cultivar Comments: 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.