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Schizachyrium prefers a full sun location and looks best when cut back in early spring to allow new leaf blades to fill in the clump. It also looks great planted in drifts.

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Schizachyrium is an incredibly widespread genus of native ornamental grasses that can be found in almost every state in the US and throughout most of Canada. Schizachyrium is so widespread because it is very flexible about its growing conditions...hot or cold, acidic soil or alkaline, etc. It is also deer-resistant which helps too. The common name bluestem refers to the color of the Schizachyrium leaf blades. However in autumn, Schizachyrium foliage changes from green to russet tones of orange and brown.

Schizachyrium prefers a full sun location and looks best when cut back in early spring to allow new leaf blades to fill in the clump. Clumps of schizachyrium are perfect blended with other perennials such as echinacea, rudbeckia, lantana, or buddleia. It also looks great planted in drifts. When you're ready to buy schizachyrium for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online offering of schizachyrium for sale. If you are looking for other ornamental grasses to buy, check out our special "ornamental grasses" link on the left side of the screen for a long list of ornamental grass for sale here at Plant Delights.