Schizachyrium Shining Star Little Bluestem

Coming Soon


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

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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We ship via UPS & 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.