Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass

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Year-long brilliance, 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 that blushes to a glowing amber, bright rose red, and garnet. This showy grass isn't through and shows off more as 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 an additional 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. Both fresh and dried, they look fantastic when added to a bouquet or dried arrangement.

Planting and Application:

This tall, strong Ornamental grass is a great choice for gardeners with a penchant for native-looking prairie plantings and their informal wild feel. The Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass is a cousin to the tallgrass native of North America's wet meadows, boggy glades, prairies, and fields. It also grows fabulously in the north and northwest because of its extreme cold hardiness! A full-sun grass, Little Bluestem does fantastic in extreme heat and sun all day long just as beautifully!

This bright and joyous grass makes a perfect choice for rain gardens, native gardens, wildflower plantings, and wooded margins. It will add excellent vertical impact in your cottage garden or as a back-of-the-border planting, and low screen. Really show it off in groupings and en masse plantings that will barely require you to lift a finger to keep them looking spiffy!

  • Gorgeous Color-Changing Blue-Green Blades
  • Matures Blushed in Amber, Rose & Red
  • Spicy Bronze Fall Color
  • Violet & Gold Seed Plumes Fade Silver
  • Colorful Winter Interest
  • Specimen & En Masse Plantings, Groupings, Backdrops & Colorful Screening

#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, including clay. 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
  • Moist to Average Well-Drained Soil - Including Clay
  • Moderate Moisture Needs & Tolerates Occasionally Wet Sites
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Prune Early Spring

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. Reserve yours 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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Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-10
Growing Zones 3-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Schizachyrium scoparium 'MinnblueA'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Highly Adaptable
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Blue-Green & Red Tones
Fall Color Yellow, Orange
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring