Schizachyrium Shining Star Little Bluestem

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A native grass with a glowing new look, Schizachyrium 'Shining Star' has gorgeous, variegated foliage that deepens with burgundy accents in the fall.

Its seed heads are a magnet for finches and songbirds, providing a food source in the coldest months.

Schizachyrium scoparium, or "Little Bluestem" is native to many parts of the United States. It thrives in poor, well-draining soils. In the garden, it is adaptable to almost any soil type (including clay), and makes an excellent companion for Black-Eyed Susans, Tickseed, and Coneflowers.

Use Schizachyrium 'Shining Star' Little Bluestem as a colorful edging plant, or as a specimen in the border!


  • Common Names: Little Bluestem
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-Draining
  • Height at Maturity: 18 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 24 inches
  • Bloom Color: Tan/Brown
  • Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Drought.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

Check out our blog for more gardening tips!

Shipping Info

IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/22. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/29 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

We have a huge amount of orders to get through, so we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 10-7: Already started
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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We ship via UPS or USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.