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Schizachyrium scoparium

Little bluestem

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-9
2-4'
1.5-2'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping, upright
Grass/Grass-Like
Perennial

Popotillo Azul

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
Jun-December
Violet/ pinkish
Fall attractive seed heads
Winter texture
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Meadows, prairies, slopes and hillsides, woodland edges
Most of North America except Oregon and Nevada
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Drought, Salt, Black walnut
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Drought, Salt, Black walnut
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Purple cone flower,Big bluestem,Northern seaoats,Lanceleaf coreopsis,Sideoats grama,Obedient plant,Black eyed susan,Swamp sunflower
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Use for phytoremediation of copper, young foliage has low deer-resistance

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