Little Bluestem Grass, Twilight Zone

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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone'

Height: 3-4ft
Spread: 1-2ft
Zone: 3-8
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Time/Color: September-October; brown
Uses: Naturalizing, massing, prairies
Maintenance: Low
Other: Fall color, deer resistant

'Twilight Zone' little bluestem has beautiful silvery-purple blades throughout the growing season before changing to a violet-burgundy color as the weather gets cooler in autumn. Tall, slender seed plumes tower over the mounded grass by late summer and, if left on, provide winter interest in the landscape. This native prairie grass is also extremely site adaptable, making it a perfect choice for soils that are prone to drought, poor drainage, alkalinity, and soils around black walnuts. It is also resistant to heat, humidity, and deer. Named the Perennial Plant of the Year for 2022.

Schizachyrium scoparium is an Iowa native.

Extra Information

Design Ideas/Themes::
Rain Gardens, Informal, Rustic, Prairies, Xeriscaping, Cottage Gardens, Rock Gardens
Native Habitat:
Eastern North America

Warranty Information

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