Little Blue Stem Seeds


Little Blue Stem Seeds. Schizachyrium scorparium
Low maintenance, warm season, clumping Ornamental Grass for dry soils in full sun.
Deer resistant, drought & heat tolerant.
Winter hardy Zone 4-9
Organically Grown Ornamental Grass Seeds, Canada

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Ornamental Grass

Little Blue Stem Seeds

Type: Warm season, clumping Ornamental Grass
Bloom: July to October
Flower: 3″ purplish racemes turning to silver
Height: 2-4′ tall x 24-30″ wide
Light: Best in full sun
Soil: Almost any soil, well drained
P.H.: 7.0
Moisture: Dry to medium, do not over water
Use: Low maintenance, erosion control, food & cover for birds, butterflies, mass plant, border, containers, beds, meadow, cover crop, cut flower, specimen
Tolerances: Tolerates clay soils, part shade, winter hardy, drought, heat, humidity & air pollution. Deer resistant
Notes: Fall interest, deep blue foliage turns to burgundy red in fall. Cut back late winter to early Spring before new growth begins. Divide early Spring. May reseed in ideal conditions

Zone: 4-9
Native to N America

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Schizachyrium scorparium Seed Propagation
Indoors: Indoors: Sow 3-4 seeds per cell 1/8″ deep 10-12 weeks before last frost. Place in zip lock bag & refrigerate for 3-6 weeks. Relocate to 70-75F & keep evenly moist for germination. When 2″ tall, thin to 1-2′ apart. Harden off before planting out
Outdoors: Direct seed in Fall, Winter or two weeks before last frostto prepared seed beds for natural stratification or 1/2″ deep in the Spring, around April when temperatures are reliably 60F. Tamp in to firm, no more than 1/8″ soil cover, keep moist for germination. Thin to required spacing


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