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@ J.C. Raulston Arboretum, NC

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Blue Bluestem

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Item #: 382

Zones: 3a to 9b

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(aka: Andropogon glauca) How about a native, blue-foliaged grass that loves summer heat and humidity? Selected by Kurt Bluemel and named by Dale Hendricks, S. scoparium 'The Blues' makes an 18" wide clump of narrow, flat, powder-blue foliage to 1' tall x 1 1/2' wide. In late summer, the narrow wispy plumes rise to 3' tall. As the nights cool, the blue foliage turns to a gorgeous russet-red and the stems become willowy...great when used in a mass planting!