Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Little Bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium
Location: South edge of front by big bluestem; behind serviceberry in back
Our best selling grass seed, for good reason.The blue-green foliage provides a great backdrop for the prairie flowers in summer, turning a striking crimson in fall.The fluffy silver seedheads add some real dazzle to the autumn landscape. A patch of Little Bluestem waving in the wind is truly a wondrous sight, resembling waves of the ocean on a bright and breezy fall day! A clump-forming grass, it combines nicely with prairie flowers. (Please see our Short Prairie Seed Mixes on p. 2.) Grows two to three feet tall on well-drained sand and loam and excels in dry sandy and rocky soils. Not recommended for heavy clay or damp soils. Plant in full sun for best results.
Genus: Schizachyrium (little bluestem)
Family: Poaceae (grasses)
Order: Cyperales (grasses and sedges)
Class: Liliopsida (Monocots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)