- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze', commonly known as Blaze Little Bluestem, is a perky ornamental grass with outstanding fall color. Its tall, blue-green blades take on a vase-like shape and turn spectacular shades of red, purple, and orange in the fall. In winter, the grass takes on pink hues as it goes dormant. This cultivar was selected in Nebraska as a high-yield pasture grass and eventually developed for ornamental use in nurseries.
Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze' is an upright, warm-season grass that reaches 2 – 3 feet high and 18 inches wide. It retains the drought resistant characteristic of little bluestem grass and is a great choice for xeriscaping. It is cold hardy to zone 3 and resistant to most pests, diseases, and deer. Plant ‘Blaze’ in drifts to add color and movement to a prairie or meadow gardens, or use it in containers for a fuss-free, unique planting.
Blaze Little Bluestem Care
‘Blaze’ performs best in full sun, with at least 6 – 8 hours of sun a day. It is highly adaptable and grows well in dry, poor, clay, sandy, and average soils. It is not particular about soil pH and should not be fertilized. Water new plants regularly over the summer to establish drought tolerance. This grass requires well-draining soil and should not sit in water-logged soil.
Cut this grass back hard in late winter or early spring. It has no special requirements for winter care.
Blaze Little Bluestem Spacing
When planting in groups, space these plants approximately 15 inches apart on center. This grass can also be grown in a frost-proof container at least 12 inches in diameter with excellent drainage.
Blaze Little Bluestem Grass Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 15 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches|
|Habit: Clumping, Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Purple, Red|
|Bloom Period: Fall|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Multi-color|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Blaze Little Bluestem Grass|
|Scientific Name: SCHIZACHYRIUM SCOPARIUM `BLAZE`|
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.