Schizachyrium scoparium or Little Bluestem is a native warm season bunch grass growing to a height of 3 to 5 feet.
It is one of the best grasses for nesting habitat for grassland bird species. Seeds are consumed by upland game birds and songbirds as well.
It has been known to spread rhizomatously. It grows best in full sun on well drained mesic to dry sites.
It is the larval host or nectar source for Dusted Skipper, Indian Skipper, Crossline Skipper and Ottoe Skipper butterflies.
Found throughout the United States and Canada.
Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet.
PLS=Pure Live Seed
Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is the product of total germination times purity.
Example: 96% Germination x 93% Purity = 89% PLS
All of our native warm season grasses and seed mixes are sold PLS.
Flower Color: Blue, Green, Red and Gold
Height: 3 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: August to September
Plant Type: Perennial
Stratification: Cold Moist (CM) 30 Days
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Native Bees
Host Plant: Ottoe Skipper, Indian Skipper, Crossline Skipper, Dusted Skipper, Cobweb Butterfly, Dixie Skipper