Bluestem 'Prairie Blues'
Latin Name: Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'
An improved variety for hot, dry areas with consistent gray-blue, ribbon-like foliage that takes on hues of violet-purple in fall; silvery white seed heads persist well into winter; an outstanding accent plant.
Prairie Blues Bluestem is an herbaceous perennial grass with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Height: 4 feet Width: 24 inches Exposure: Full Sun Zone: 3a