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Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass

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Yearlong Brilliance Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass

  • 4 Seasons of Interest
  • Native to America
  • Excellent Ornamental Color

Treat yourself to a little piece of heaven in your garden with Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass (Schizachyrium scoparium 'MinnblueA'). This angelically beautiful grass has been blessed with striking colors and stunning texture.

Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass grows tall in dense and expressive clumps. It's a more upright form of the native with better blue color and less of a tendency to flop over! This great grass features bluish-green new growth foliage that blushes to a glowing amber, bright rose red, and garnet. This showy grass is more than just blues and reds--it mellows to a spicy bronze that lasts through winter.

And while the Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass's foliage is striking in its own right, its 3-inch long racemes really create a spectacle in fall. These tall plumes flutter in the breeze and catch the eyes of passersby with their violet and golden hues. Once these flowers fade, they're replaced with puffs of silvery seed heads.

This tall, strong grass is a great choice for gardeners with a penchant for natives. The Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass is native to North America's glades, prairies, and fields, yet it also grows fabulously in the north and northwest. It does best in well-drained soil with full sun. When it comes to soil quality, you don't have to pamper this pretty grass. It does well in almost any soil, including clay. It does well when cut back heavily in late winter or early spring.

This bright and joyous grass makes a perfect choice for rain gardens, native gardens, and wooded margins. It will add excellent vertical impact in your cottage garden or as a back border.

Don't hesitate to bring a bit of blue heaven to your yard by ordering yours today! Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass is a crowd-pleaser with encore after encore.

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

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-10
Growing Zones 3-10
More Information
Botanical Name Schizachyrium scoparium 'MinnblueA'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Blue
Fall Color Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly No
When To Prune Early Spring