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UPC: 706384594561
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Common Name: Little Bluestem
Plant Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass
Exposure: Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Fall
Garden Height: 24-48 Inches
Garden Spread: 30-40 Inches
Size Category: Tall: 36 Inches or more
Deer Resistant: Yes
Pot Size: 5.25 Inch Square Pot

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Shining Star’


Pot Size: 5.25 Inch Square Pot

  • Airy blue foliage with purple tints
  • Phenomenal autumn color
  • Resists flopping

With its extensive root system, this native ornamental grass of North America makes a great erosion control for banks or slopes. Songbirds are drawn to the wispy seed heads in the fall, which are bird-friendly, and to the dense leaf mounds in the spring, which offer protection and material for nests.

This U.S. native was one of the dominant grasses of the tallgrass prairie which once covered much of central North America. Songbirds love the seeds, some butterflies use this as a food plant, and many native bees use bits of it for nesting material. Put a little piece of prairie in your own yard or meadow!
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Erosion Control, Landscapes, Mass Plantings, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens, Rock Gardens, Slopes, Xeriscaping
Nature Attraction: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Colored Foliage, Tolerant of Drought, Heat, Humidity, Salt, Pollution, & Black Walnuts; Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, in well-drained soil. Tolerant of poor, shallow, rocky, or clay soils. Cut old stems down in early or late winter.