Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Schizachyrium scoparium Blue Heaven® ('MinnBlueA') (Little Bluestem)

This graceful, fine-textured perennial grass is sturdier than others in the species, featuring slender, upright blue-green stems that become shades of red, purple, orange, and pink in the fall and sprout shiny beige tufts. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
3.5-4.5 ft tall x 2.5-3.5 ft wide
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP17310