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Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

The Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass, also known as the Schizachyrium Scoparium ‘Twilight Zone’ perennial, brings a touch of magic to your garden. Instead of the common green tones you would expect, this perennial displays beautiful neon blue foliage and has flower spikes of varying purple shades. During midsummer, your plant’s blades will show off a soft, silver mauve tone and will slowly transition into bright purple during autumn. Your perennial will grow 4 to 5 feet in height and reach a spread of about 2 to 3 feet. In addition to its beautiful and one-of-a-kind colors, this plant supports pollinators and offers winter food and nesting material for an array of birds including finches, native sparrows, juncos, and doves.

Native to North America, this tough perennial is both drought and deer resistant. It has a medium growth rate and grows with an upright, columnar form. It doesn’t require much maintenance as it is easy to grow even for beginners, but you should keep an eye out for possible pests such as aphids, spider mites, and spittlebugs. These perennials are perfect for massing in meadow landscapes or for planting in 1 to 2-gallon containers and are also a great option for erosion control.

Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass Plant Care

Your Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass will do best when getting at least 6 hours of daily full sun exposure. Well-drained soil of either an acidic or alkaline pH level will work perfectly. It is important to avoid overwatering as this perennial prefers dry to average moisture levels but keeping it slightly moist will be the most beneficial. This plant can tolerate both heat and humidity and will thrive with an organic fertilizer that you can use once per year. 

Pruning this perennial is not necessary. But you can cut it back within 4 to 6 inches of the ground level around late wintertime or early springtime by using a garden saw. This will help promote growth and keep the plant looking fresh and healthy.

Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass Plant Spacing

When planting your Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass Plant, you should leave at least 20 inches of space in between each plant.

Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Brown
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Erosion Control, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Native to North America, Award Winner
Brand:
Common Name: Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: SCHIZACHYRIUM SCOPARIUM `TWILIGHT ZONE`

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 Know 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 Know As:
   Quart

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year 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 Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

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


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • 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.