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Chameleon Little Bluestem Grass

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$44.99
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 9

Chameleon Little Bluestem, also known as Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Chameleon’, has eye catching variegation with bright white-and-green, striped, strappy leaves in summer, changing as fall approaches to develop a notable flush of pink and purple hues adding to its complex look Ideal planted in borders, containers, and well-used for erosion control. Graceful burgundy-red seed heads appear in fall, creating a beautiful showy display, particularly when the sun is low and the seedheads are backlit.  

Chameleon Little Bluestem grows in Hardiness Zones 3-9, and is a tightly formed Schizachyrium reaching a balanced height and width of 2 ft. This drought-tolerant grass features an upright, arching vase shape and is perfect for lining a border or grouping in a sunny location to add form, color, and texture to landscapes. 

Chameleon Little Bluestem Care

Plant Chameleon in full sun and in well-draining soil. Chameleon Little Bluestem requires very little maintenance and becomes more drought tolerant once fully established. Water regularly when the top inch of soil becomes dry, and then less frequently but deeply after the first growing season. 

To maintain its shape and promote healthy growth, remove any dead or damaged foliage by shearing back Little Bluestem to a few inches in early spring. This grass can be planted in containers and placed in sunny locations on the deck or patio. Be sure the planter has a 2-ft opening and adequate drainage holes to prevent the soil from becoming waterlogged. If planted in containers, additional winter protection may be required, particularly in colder climates with harsh winters. 

Chameleon Little Bluestem Spacing

If planting Chameleon Little Bluestem in groups, visualize how much space will be needed for this native grass to reach 2 ft wide and space accordingly. When planted as a lower-growing border or edging, determine if you would like the blades touching or not; this symmetrically formed plant is well suited for both informal and formal garden styles.  

Chameleon Little Bluestem Grass Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 Feet
Spacing: 2 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red, Blue
Foliage Description: Variegated
Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Chameleon Little Bluestem Grass
Other Name(s): Chameleon Little Bluestem
Scientific Name: Schizachyrium scoparium 'Chameleon'
SKU:
1231012892-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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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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