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    Blue Heaven Bluestem

    Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blue Heaven'

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    Blue Heaven Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blue Heaven') at Hartman Companies

    Blue Heaven Bluestem in fall

    Blue Heaven Bluestem in fall

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Blue Heaven Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blue Heaven') at Hartman Companies

    Blue Heaven Bluestem

    Blue Heaven Bluestem

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  24 inches

    Flower Height:  32 inches

    Spread:  18 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3

    Other Names:  Little Bluestem

    Ornamental Features

    Blue Heaven Bluestem is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. The indian red seed heads are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from early fall to late winter. Its attractive grassy leaves are bluish-green in color. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous orange in the fall. It has masses of beautiful spikes of light green flowers rising above the foliage in late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The brick red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Blue Heaven Bluestem is an herbaceous perennial grass with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Blue Heaven Bluestem is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover

    Planting & Growing

    Blue Heaven Bluestem will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 32 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
    Applications
    Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Bark  Winter Value 
    Ornamental Features
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