Blaze Little Bluestem Grass

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A super showy fall favorite, save room for Blaze Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze') because this Ornamental Grass has a few visual tricks up its sleeve! Like most Bluestems, it develops a strong, upright form and delivers an erect, vertical punch in the landscape!

In spring, you'll appreciate the light blue new growth. Then, during the heat of summer, its blue-green foliage reads as a cool accent. Once the temperatures dip starting in fall, you'll truly understand why we recommend making room in your landscape. The finely-textured foliage turns a dramatic purple and pink, before transforming into a blaze of orange, and red! The color transition just has to be seen to be believed! Finally, the brilliant fall color mellows in winter to a warm pink, which helps brighten the snowy landscape along with its fluffy seedheads for winter interest.

This low-maintenance warm-season grass covers everything in the book. Drought and deer tolerant, it tolerates close proximity to black walnuts. It actually prefers to be grown in poor soils and is cold hardy to USDA growing zone 3 all the way up to zone 9. Nothing seems to faze this easy care selection!

Planting and Application:

This is a perfect Ornamental Grass for low hedges, seasonal screening, and as a native cultivar mass planting in a modern landscape. Especially useful where space is at a premium because this is a smaller, space-saving variety. It makes a big impression, without too much of an impact on available space.

Ideally, you'll want to site Blaze Little Bluestem so you can see it from a window. You'll love the fluffy seed heads and how it ripples in the wind, bringing movement and sound elements. And you definitely won't want to miss the magic color show. Get your hands on enough to create groupings in multiples of 3, 5, 7, or 9 to start your modern native installation.

  • Fabulous Color Through All Seasons
  • Blue New Growth Ages & Changes Color
  • Brings Movement to the Landscape
  • Fluffy Seed Heads Add Winter Interest
  • Perfect When Massed in a Xeric Planting

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Wonderfully cold and heat-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 10, Little Bluestem Ornamental Grasses do best in well-drained soil with full sun. Regarding soil quality, you don't have to pamper this pretty grass! It does well in almost any well-drained soil. It does well when cut back heavily in late winter or early spring and appreciates being divided every 3-5 years to maintain vigor. Be patient with warm-season grasses because they will take a bit longer to green up in the spring, but then holds strong and steady all summer through winter.

  • Full Sun Lover
  • Average to Low Moisture & Well-Drained Soil
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Very Heat & Cold Hardy & Drought-Tolerant

Color-changing chameleon, the Blaze Little Bluestem Ornamental Grass will offer something new for your landscape all year round! Hurry and reserve enough for your next project today at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Blaze Little Bluestem Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple, Purple
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring