Schizachyrium Prairie Winds® 'Blue Paradise' Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium Prairie Winds® 'Blue Paradise' Little Bluestem

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Silvery Blue in Summer | Dark Purple in Fall
SKU 27987
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Key Characteristics

3 - 9

Mature Height

3.5 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy, Poor

Description / Schizachyrium Prairie Winds® 'Blue Paradise' Little Bluestem

Part of the Prairie Winds® series of Proven Winners®, Blue Paradise delights with its seasonal color changes, elegant habit, and absolute determination to thrive despite environmental stresses

In spring and summer, the stems of this little bluestem really are blue, having a silvery glint that catches the eye. In autumn, the foliage turns a rich shade of dark purple with tiny tan seedheads—very attractive to birds—that make great fresh and dried cuts for the vase. And in winter, it turns a lovely wheat color.

A self-sowing North American native, this easy-to-grow perennial grass thrives in heat, humidity, drought, poor soil, salty sea air, and just about any other stress you can imagine. It stands up brilliantly all season, its upright columnar habit, 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide, remaining as fresh in October as it was in April. And it's cold hardy and deer resistant.

Make Blue Paradise a feature of the foundation, street planting, driveway edging, sunny border, and/or meadow garden. You will be delighted by its native vigor and enduring, ever-changing beauty.

Product Details

Item Form 2-Quart
Genus Schizachyrium
Species scoparium
Variety 'Blue Paradise'
Plant Patent PPAF
Product Classification Grasses, Perennials
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Beige
Bloom Season Start Late Summer
Bloom Season End Early Fall
Foliage Color Blue, Burgundy, Purple, Silver/Gray, Variegated
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fall Foliage Changes, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Native, Season Extenders, Spring Foliage Changes, Variegated
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Foundation, Ground Cover, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor, Winter Interest
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI
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