Description

Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass

General Information

Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass is a great plant that would look great in many different areas of your landscape.  It typically grows up to 4 foot tall.  Little Bluestem grass is a native plant that was once widespread throughout much of the Great Plains.  Blue Heaven is a cultivar that has a great deal of ornamental value.  It grows in an upright fashion, narrow at the base and flaring out towards the top.  The leaves are flat, long and narrow, to a quarter of an inch wide.  The grass emerges with blue overtones in the spring, before transitioning to a slate-blue-green color.  Purple highlights emerge late summer before turning shades of burgundy, pink and purple during the fall.  In the summer months, red-brown flowers appear on stems above the foliage.  Seed heads follow the flowers and are lined with silvery filaments.  These seed pods add great ornamental value in the fall, persisting into the winter.

Additional Information

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘MinnblueA’ grows to a height of 2 to 4 feet, with a spread of 1.5 to 2.5 feet.  It is recommended for climate zones 3 to 9.  It grows best in full sunlight.  Blue Heaven grows best in average, well drained soils with average amounts of moisture.  It has good tolerance for a variety of soil conditions and once established has good drought resistant qualities.  It should be trimmed to the ground in the late winter before any growth has occurred.  It is not known to have any disease or insect issues.

Care & Shipping Notes

NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

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Mature Width 1.5 to 2.5 Feet
Mature Height 2 to 4 Feet
Light Full Sun
Planting Zone 3 to 9

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