Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem
Botanical Name: Schizachyrium scoparium
Common Name: Little Bluestem
Plant Size: Baby Plant Plug
One of the best all-around native grasses! Little bluestem gives us beauty (especially in the winter), habitat value, adaptability, non-fussiness, and the soothing sound of the grass in the wind is like nature's wind chimes. The grass stems turn from green in June to blue in August to bronze from October through February. Tons of species depend on this grass including skippers (such as the swarthy skipper), grasshoppers, beetles, leafhoppers, walkingsticks, several different caterpillars that feed on the foliage, and many songbirds such as finches and juncos who eat the seeds in the winter.
Bloom Color: Green-blue-bronze
Bloom Time: All year color
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry to Medium
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Note: Plant plugs are baby plants. Plug plants have a soil root base of roughly 5" deep x 2" square with varying above ground growth -- a plug is the best size to plant with habitat gardening. Plant plugs are better adapted to being planted in a new garden and will grow-in healthier then larger plant sizes. And small plugs are easier & quicker for you to plant!
Within a few months to a year, the plant plugs will flower and fill in your garden. Thee plants will be much happier and healthier within their new surroundings as they were planted small and given room to grow-in on their own.
Note: This species included within the Pollinator Nectorade Kit.