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Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Blaze’
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Blazing Little Blue Stem


Little Bluestem

Prevalent in the eastern half of this country, Schizachyriums are becoming a favorite of gardeners everywhere. These warm season clumping grasses have soft-looking, narrow blades, though most of the plantís height is due to its flower spikes: fluffy plumes of seed heads that look great backlit or as part of a cut arrangement. Deciduous and drought tolerant, they will grow in almost any type of soil except those overly soggy.

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Blaze’ full sun

True to its name, ‘Blaze’ displays intense fall colors ranging from pinkish orange to russet-red to purple, often persisting through the winter. This Schizachyrium works well en masse interspersed with other grasses or as a colorful stand-alone in the rock garden.

Size: 12"–2' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Blaze’ (G-0078)
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