Schzachyrium 'Smoke Signal'

Schzachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal'
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Features to Note


3 - 9

Mature Height

4 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
3 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Do you need a grass that puts on a bold color show and a beautifully refined habit? Look no further than Schzachyrium 'Smoke Signal'! The blue green foliage begins to take on red tones in late summer and turns an even deeper red purple through the fall. Tiny, tan seed heads appear in the early fall on the top half of the stems providing even more interesting texture. Unlike other cultivars, this grass maintains its strictly upright habit all fall long. Because this grass is incredibly drought tolerant and controls erosion this is the perfect choice if your are looking to restore an eroded site, or for a plant that will grow in hot dry garden spots where other plants have struggled.

This grass is perfect in a border or meadow setting. It needs full sun and is tolerant of heat and humidity. Schizachyrium can grow in either acidic or alkaline soils, and can tolerate a range of moisture conditions including average to extremely dry. It's a good idea to cut this grass back to ground level in late fall in order to have a sturdier plant the next season.

Wherever you plant it you'll love the color changing foliage, interesting texture, and hardy nature of 'Smoke Signal'.


Genus: Schzachyrium
Species: scoparium
Variety: 'Smoke Signal'
Item Form: 2-Quart
Category: Grasses, Herbs, Perennials
Bloom Season Start: Early Fall
Habit: Upright
USDA Zone Low: 3
USDA Zone High: 9
Uses: Beds, Border, Fall Color
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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