Little Bluestem is one of the most popular ornamental grasses today, and is widely used in landscaping. It's leaves are various shades of blue and green hues, and is often purplish at the base during the growing season. Leaves turn a striking russet red in the fall topped with fluffy silvery seed stalks. Foliage stays attractive in the winter. It has excellent tolerance to drought. Attractive to song birds. Mixes well with wildflowers, and is good in borders, beds, mass planting, in ornamental landscaping, cutting the dried flowers for a winter bouquet. It is not toxic to livestock. A patch of this 2-3 foot grass waving in the breeze is a wonderful sight in your landscape.
Sowing: Sow seeds as early in the spring as possible, 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep in full sun to part shade.
Height: 2-3 feet Spacing: 18-36 inches Blooms: Summer Coldest Zone: 3
Moisture: Drought tolerant; does best with regular watering Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Adaptabe to a wide range of soils, well drained, avoid moist soil sites.
Information: Cut to the ground in the early spring before new growth begins. Divide every few years. Store seeds in a cool dry place.