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Schizachyrium Scoparium- Little Bluestem

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548
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$4.99
Usage
Deer Resistant,
Exposure
Full Sun,
Ships
Year Round
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Ships Year Round

Description

Schizachyrium Scoparium- Little Bluestem A Constant Beauty

Little Bluestem is a warm-season prairie grass that changes color throughout its life cycle. Known for strong growth the bluestem has fourth-inch broad green leaves that tinge with blue or purple at the base. Purplish-bronze blooms rise above the fine-textured foliage in August. In fall, the foliage of this prairie grass may turn to bronze-orange or tawny-burgundy. Fluffy white seed heads form tufts that replace the blooms and may remain until winter. Little Bluestem easily withstands rain, wind, and snow, holding its upright position.

 

Appearance Of The Schizachyrium Scoparium- Little Bluestem Is Simply Amazing

 

It has a thick, fibrous root system. Growing at a moderate rate little bluestem's dense mounds reach a height of up to four feet and grow from one and a half to two feet wide. Alternate names for little bluestem include bunchgrass, beardgrass, and prairie beardgrass. Sturdy and able to adapt quickly, little bluestem readily reseeds and has the potential to become invasive in some areas if not managed well. Hardy in Zones 3-9, it is a low-maintenance perennial requiring full sun, although it will tolerate part shade. It is known for enduring a wide variety of soil conditions including clay, loam, and sand; however, it does not grow well in wet or highly acidic soils. High mowing can control weeds.

Hardy Schizachyrium Scoparium- Little Bluestem

Little bluestem does not have severe disease or insect problems and is both frost and drought resistant and helpful for controlling erosion. Widely distributed, little bluestem is native to the United States and Canada.  Found on ridges, hills, and steep slopes. Suitable for hay, little Bluestem made an excellent forage grass and grazed by livestock, bison, deer, and elk. It attracts birds and butterflies, especially skippers, and provides food, cover, nesting material, and nesting sites for wildlife. Its seeds are eaten by many types of birds, especially those that winter in the grasslands.

Schizachyrium Scoparium- Little Bluestem