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Schizachyrium scoparium

Schizachyrium scoparium

Common name little bluestem
Family poaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers purple (late summer)
Size 3'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Nice blue-green tufted grass, more refined than its big bluestem cousin. Upright habit through mid-summer turns to a graceful arching shape right about when it flowers, in late summer.

little bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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