(24-48” tall x 12-24” wide) Find a place for a few 'Twilight Zone' Little Bluestem Grasses in your meadow or sunny garden beds and you won’t regret it. The four-season color of this prairie native makes it a star throughout the year. Long ribbons of blue-green foliage emerge in spring on a stiffly upright grass. As the season deepens, so do the colors – basal foliage lower to the soil line begins to turn mauve and purple, creating strong contrast with the upright blue-green leaves. During the winter months, the entire grass turns a tawny shade of brown, standing proudly where other perennials have gone quietly dormant. For best results, plant 'Twilight Zone' Little Bluestem Grass in full sun in poor to average soils; it can tolerate heat and humidity and a wide range of growing conditions, but rich soil or too much fertilization can cause this grass to flop. As a resilient native plant with deep roots, Little Bluestem Grass is well-suited to restoring erosion, is salt tolerant, and can handle or dry, lean conditions. Deer resistant, this is an excellent grass for pollinator, bird, and wildlife habitat.
AM018888 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM018929 (Tray of 9)
Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass PP#27432
Schizachyrium scoparium Twilight Zone PP#27432
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
24-48" tall (2-4 feet)
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late summer to fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Iridescent silvery mauve foliage turns bright purple in fall.
Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Dry, Well Draining
Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Good For Erosion Control
Attracts Finches, Native Sparrows, Juncos and Doves.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|