Andropogon scoparium (Schizachyrium scoparium) - Little Bluestem


Andropogon scoparium is a clump forming native prairie grass with bluish-green foliage.  Purplish-bronze flowers appear in August and are followed by fluffy, silvery-white seed heads that persist into winter. It is very adaptable and drought tolerant.

Type: Ornamental grass
Family: Poaceae
Native Range: Eastern North America
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to February
Bloom Description: Purplish bronze
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Rain Garden
Flower: Insignificant
Leaf: Good Fall
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution