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Easy to Grow Native Prairie Grass with 4 Season Interest

'Little Bluestem', Schizachyrium scoparium, is a native American prairie grass. It is also know as "Sage grass" or "Beard grass'.

It can reach up to 3-4' and has a silver bluish hue to the leaves during the growing season.

Flowers are scattered along the upper parts of the stem branches, with long white hairs creating a feathery appearance. There is also a single, white, hairy flower cluster at the tip of each stalk. 

In fall, the leaves turn a rich orange-wheat color which persists all winter,providing food for birds and cover for small animals. It also provides cover and feeding sites for quail, turkeys and other ground nesting birds.

It will grow anywhere and will tolerate poor soils. A great plant for mass plantings.

* Silvery Blue Foliage All Summer
* White Plumes
* Attracts Wildlife in Winter


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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Little Bluestem Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-10
Growing Zones 3-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Schizachyrium scoparium
Foliage Silver Green
Mature Height 2 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 24 - 30 inches
Soil Type Tolerates Poor Soil
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Tan
Fall Color Orange, Red