Schizachyrium scoparium, Little bluestem, Native Grasses, Perennial Grass Plugs

$6.00

1550 in stock

Schizachyrium scoparium, Little bluestem, Native Grasses, Perennial Grass Plugs

Wholesale pricing is based on quantity. 50 plants (plugs) per tray with a required minimum purchase of 5 plants per species.

5 or more $6.00 each
25 or more $3.00 each
50 or more $1.60 each
300 or more $1.35 each

1000 or more $1.25 each

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Order Minimum

There is a minimum order total of $150.00.

Total for all items combined before tax (VA residents only) and Shipping.

Description

Schizachyrium scoparium, Little bluestem, Native Grasses, Perennial Grass Plugs

Botanic Name (s): Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name(s): Switchgrass

Mature height :1.5-4ft

Mature spread:3-5ft

Bloom Time:Aug-October

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Soil moisture: Dry

Soil Type:

Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay

Sandy soil, coarse texture

Native Habitat: Open woods, pinelands, clearings

Notes: Tolerates poor soil, clumping habit. winter interest and wildlife cover, excellent forage grass

Erosion Control

High Wildlife Value: Songbirds Game Birds Small Mammals Waterfowl

FACU – Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands

Native to Coastal Regions

Native To Mountain Regions

Native to Piedmont Regions

Native Grass

It gives food, shelter, and nesting material to wildlife and attracts birds and pollinators. Little Bluestem requires nearly full sun for upright growth and looks best when cut back in late winter or early spring, allowing new leaf blades to fill in.

This is an excellent short grass for the garden. Use freely in sunny borders, native plant gardens, naturalized areas, prairies and meadows. Excellent in massed plantings. Provides food and cover for wildlife.

A small, non-spreading, clump-forming grass with blue-green leaves that turn reddish orange in the fall. Fluffy silver seed heads are ornamental through winter.

It is usually found on a dry upland, including hills and slopes. Some benefits this plant provides to the area are it can be used to restore prairies due to its ability to easily adapt to a number of conditions. It also is used to attract wildlife, along with it being pretty drought tolerant. Its fibrous roots help stabilize soil and prevent erosion. It add color and interest to the landscape: blue stems in the spring, and red leaves and stems in the fall.

Schizachyrium scoparium, Little bluestem, Native Grasses, Perennial Grass Plugs

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