One of the most popular ornamental prairie grasses. Little Bluestem has blue-hued leaves in early summer, changing to a warm shade of copper in fall. The seed heads are little white puffs that cover the top and blow gently in the wind. They form a stiff column of colorful stems in fall that stand up throughout winter, providing year-round color.
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Height: 3 feet
Blooms: Aug, Sept, Oct
Color: Blue, Red-Bronze
Benefits: Ornamental, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant
The seed stems on Little Bluestem grow into tight, colorful columns in fall. These columns add a nice touch when scattered in a garden or placed in a drift through the middle of a garden. This grass tends to spread by seed.