Schizachyrium 'The Blues'



Schizachyrium ‘The Blues’; Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’ is an erect, upright ornamental grass with shades of blue-green and slight pink tinge at the base of the foliage. Additionally, ‘The Blues’ produces tiny bronze flowers along the length of the stem in late summer and changes to fluffy clusters of sliver-white seed heads in early winter.

Schizachyrium ‘The Blues’ enjoys full sun with well-draining soil but is adaptable to dry or rocky environments and can be grown under black walnut trees. A low maintenance grass, Schizachyrium is tolerant of drought and erosion, making it the perfect fit in both rain gardens and areas of intense sunlight. Schizachyrium is considered one of the most vibrant ornamental grasses, given the variety of colors it features throughout the year and its adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions.


  • Common Names: Little Bluestem
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 48
  • Width at Maturity: 20
  • Bloom Color: Tan/Brown
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

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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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.