Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues (Little Bluestem)

This graceful, fine-textured perennial grass features slender blue-green blades that become flushed with shades of pink and orange in the fall and sprout shiny silver tufts. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
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Vibrant blueberry-hued flowers on short spikes grow densely on spikes with thick, weather resistant dark green foliage. Compact groundcover. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from late spring to early summer
0.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Groundcover

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Tiny dark blue and off-white star-shaped flowers hold a yellow centre. Narrow green hairy leaves make a thick foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance

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Small red tips adorn the tops of thick, wide, rigid dark purple-almost black- foliage. Later in the summer coral-red blooms are produced on slender, arching stalks Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid-summer
5” tall x 6” wide
HARDY to 20°F (-6.7 °C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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(Prairie Pillars™ Collection)Yellow flowers with an orange/brown centre bloom on tall stems with bright green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Thick clusters of pale pink flowers on evergreen foliage make a stunning blanket for groundcover, a filler for spaces between walkway stones, or an interesting addition to perennial gardens. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Drought tolerant
Attracts bees and butterflies

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This evergreen, clump-forming, fragrant perennial features grey-green foliage and flower spikes of navy blue that lighten as they mature. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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This graceful, fine-textured perennial grass features slender blue-green stems that become shades of copper, orange, and pink in the fall and sprout shiny white tufts. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
2-2.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft wide
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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This graceful, fine-textured perennial grass features slender blue-green blades that become red in late summer, and deep burgundy purple in the fall and sprout shiny silver tufts. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
4 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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