Photo Courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company

Schizachyrium scoparium Smoke Signal (Little Bluestem)

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


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP27433