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Little Blue Stem

Little Blue Stem

Regular price $18.00
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Drought Tolerant

Easy Care

Full Sun

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Hi, I'm Little Bluestem! I am best known for my ornamental fruit - bright red seed heads which are displayed on showy plumes in high numbers from early fall to late winter. Not only is my seasonal fruit eye-catching and a unique addition to your garden, my grassy foliage also fights for your attention with its rounded shape and striking red stems. I am happiest, healthiest and most beautiful when I am mass planted in full sun. When it comes to maintenance, I am the definition of small but mighty. I can handle lots of direct sunlight, will adapt to both dry and moist locations, and love to be planted in any type of soil. I've never met a garden that I didn't want to grow in!

Care Guide

  • Watering: Water the plant deeply once a week during the growing season
  • Maintenance: The plant is low maintenance and can withstand drought and pests.
  • Pruning: Little Blue Stem does not require pruning but may benefit from deadheading to maintain a neat appearance. If the plant becomes overgrown, prune it back to one-third of its height in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.
  • (Optional): Little Blue Stem does not require fertilizer but can benefit from a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in the spring

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Planting Instructions

Planting trees or plants is easy! First, begin by digging a hole that's twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place the tree or plant in the hole and add some bonemeal fertilizer. Backfill with fresh soil if needed and water thoroughly. Water regularly until roots are established to keep the plant healthy. Enjoy your new tree or plant!


Latin Name

Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name

Little Blue Stem

Current Size

6-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone


Bloom Time


Mature Width


Mature Height

24-48 Inches

Flower Colour


Growth Rate



Full Sun


Late Fall/Early Spring


Approx. 1-2 times per week