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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues' (Little bluestem 'Prairie Blues')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'

Other names: Little bluestem 'Prairie Blues', Andropogon scoparius 'Prairie Blues'

Genus: Schizachyrium Schizachyrium

Variety or Cultivar: 'Prairie Blues' _ 'Prairie Blues' is a densely tufted, slowly spreading, clump-forming, deciduous perennial grass with erect stems bearing linear, blue-green to blue-grey leaves that turn orange-pink in autumn. Narrow racemes of long wispy, silvery-grey spikelets bloom in late summer to mid-autumn.


Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues' is: Deciduous

Flower: Silvery-grey in Summer; Silvery-grey in Autumn

Foliage: Blue, Silvery-grey in Spring

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect, Spreading

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free

General care

Pruning: Cut to ground level in early winter.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues' (Little bluestem 'Prairie Blues') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Gravel, Prairie planting, Rock

Cultivation: Prefers moderately fertile, slightly acid, sharply-drained soil in full sun but will tolerate a wide range of conditions except shallow, chalky soils.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'

Other names: Little bluestem 'Prairie Blues', Andropogon scoparius 'Prairie Blues'

Genus: Schizachyrium Schizachyrium

Variety or Cultivar: 'Prairie Blues' _ 'Prairie Blues' is a densely tufted, slowly spreading, clump-forming, deciduous perennial grass with erect stems bearing linear, blue-green to blue-grey leaves that turn orange-pink in autumn. Narrow racemes of long wispy, silvery-grey spikelets bloom in late summer to mid-autumn.


Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues' is: Deciduous

Flower: Silvery-grey in Summer; Silvery-grey in Autumn

Foliage: Blue, Silvery-grey in Spring

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect, Spreading

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free

General care

Pruning: Cut to ground level in early winter.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues' (Little bluestem 'Prairie Blues') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Gravel, Prairie planting, Rock

Cultivation: Prefers moderately fertile, slightly acid, sharply-drained soil in full sun but will tolerate a wide range of conditions except shallow, chalky soils.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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