Light Reqirements: full sun
Soil Moisture: Dry/Med
Height: 2-4 ft
Bloom Color: purplish-bronze
Bloom Time: August-February
Deer Resistant? yes
Black Walnut tolerant? yes
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
I'm native to NY state and Tompkins County.
I’m a warm season grass.
I'm a popular grass for native plant gardens, loved for my tolerance for dry soils and my adaptabliltiy to many different soil types although I don't do well with heavy clay soils.
I have a lovely bronze-orange fall color.
I'm a host plants for many of the skipper butterflies.
Many insects like to feed on my leaves
Birds enjoy my seeds