SCHIZACHYRIUM SCOPARIUM `PRAIRIE BLUES` #2 - Current Crop. Photo Taken: 7/19/2019

SCHIZACHYRIUM SCOPARIUM `PRAIRIE BLUES` #2 - Current Crop. Photo Taken: 7/19/2019

Ornamental Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues

Prairie Blues Little Bluestem

  • Cool grey-blue foliage
  • Strong, upright stems
  • Great for massing in sunny garden spots
  • Attracts birds
  • Foliage turns a rosy-orange in fall, great for drying
  • Drought and deer resistant
  • Easy to grow
Cool gray-blue foliage and strong upright stems make 'Prairie Blues' an excellent choice for massing in sunny gardens. The stems and foliage are a songbird magnet because they are perfect for bird nesting and cover while their seeds are enjoyed by many local song birds in the fall and winter. In the fall, cool weather turns the cool blue foliage of 'Prairie Blues' a striking rosy-orange color that lights up the landscape, in fact, the foliage is so colorful, some even use it for dried flower arrangements! 'Prairie Blues' is easy to grow needing little or no maintenance to thrive and it's an excellent choice for sunny, dry, well-drained soils since it is quite drought tolerant. Its deer resistant nature makes it even more valuable.
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

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