Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium

Little Bluestem is a native ornamental grass that brings year-round interest to Wisconsin gardens. This grass is prized for its slender, upright form and beautiful blue-green foliage that turns a striking red-orange in the fall. Little Bluestem also produces fluffy, silvery seed heads that catch the light beautifully and provide winter interest.

This grass is incredibly hardy and drought-tolerant, making it an ideal choice for the challenging conditions often found in gardens. Little Bluestem thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, but it can also tolerate poor soil conditions, making it a versatile addition to various garden settings. Its deep root system helps prevent soil erosion, making it a practical choice for slopes and banks.

In addition to its aesthetic and practical benefits, Little Bluestem supports local wildlife. It provides habitat and food for various bird species, and its dense growth can offer cover for small animals. Adding Little Bluestem to your garden not only enhances its beauty but also contributes to the local ecosystem’s health.

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