- USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9
- Height 3-3.5 Feet Tall
- Spread 20-24 Inches Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
The thin, upright blades of Prairie Winds Blue Paradise Little Bluestem don't reveal just how tough this ornamental grass can be in the landscape. The cultivar of Schizachyrium scoparium is native to North America prairies and roadsides, and survives most any condition it faces. This is a pretty ornamental grass to use in containers, borders or as part of a mass planting. That's largely because the silver-blue stems give rise to deep wine-colored flowers by fall.
With a height of more than 3 feet and an upright growth of no more than 2 feet, Prairie Winds Blue Paradise Little Bluestem is one of the most versatile grasses you can grow. The effect of a mass or row of the plants is ordered and natural at the same time. In containers, your bluestem grass is perfect for height in the middle or back of the design. Grow Blue Paradise in full sun in most soil types from zones 3 through 9.
Prairie Winds Blue Paradise Little Bluestem Grass Care
Even though it is drought tolerant, Prairie Winds Blue Paradise Little Bluestem needs some regular watering the first year. After that, it should thrive on rainwater and survive brief periods of drought. Leave the flowers to dry in winter for birds and deep purple color. In late winter or early spring, cut the entire clump to ground level and it will grow back into its broom-like shape by summer. That's all you need to do.
Prairie Winds Blue Paradise Little Bluestem Grass Spacing
Prairie Winds Blue Paradise Little Bluestem is a great filler plant for containers or areas of the garden needing height or fall color. As a mass planting, the grass blades will sway in the breeze like fields of wine-colored grain.
Prairie Winds Blue Paradise Little Bluestem Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9|
|Flower Color(s): Tan|
|Bloom Period: Early Fall|
|Foliage Color(s): Blue to Purple|
|Light Exposure: Sun|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 3-3.5 Feet|
|Spread: 20-24 Inches|
|Spacing: 20-24 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Features: Drought; Heat Tolerant; Fall Interest; Foliage Interest; Salt Tolerant|
|Scientific Name: Prairie Winds® 'Blue Paradise' Schizachyrium scoparium USPP 28,145|
|Common Name: Prairie Winds® Blue Paradise Little Bluestem|
|Other Name(s): Beard Grass; Ornamental Grass|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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