Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Smoke Signal’

(Smoke Signal Little Bluestem)


$16.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

This selection of our native Little Bluestem has a beautifully refined habit and puts forth a strong show of color in late summer and fall.  The glaucous blue-green foliage begins to take on scarlet red tones in late summer, turning a deeper red-purple through the fall. Tiny, tan seed heads appear in early fall on the top half of the stems.  An improvement over older cultivars, this grass maintains its strictly upright habit through fall.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates wide range of soils, including dry ones, but prefers moist, sandy or clay soils. Will grow in part shade, but begins to lose its columnar form in too much shade, growing more openly and possibly falling over. Cut back clumps to the ground in late winter to early spring.

Additional information

Common Name

Smoke Signal Little Bluestem

Botanical Name

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

3 to 4'

Width

1 to 2 '

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average to dry

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

tan

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Blue -green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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