Native grasses look so amazing in graceful mass plantings in commercial landscapes across the United States. Homeowners and renters shouldn't miss out on their sophisticated charms, either.
Add the exceptional color of Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone' PP# 27432) in your mixed beds. Or, keep them in a series of deep planters along the length of your balcony or Roof Garden.
This exciting Schizachyrium was a stand-out in garden trials across the nation with superior health and an absolutely gorgeous look. Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass features a very erect habit, and stays half as wide as it is tall.
The new spring green blades shoot straight up from the center of the clump. At the very ends, they'll arch over for a fetching look.
This remarkable vertical form is highlighted when the tips develop an iridescent silvery mauve purple color by midsummer. This is a rare trait for Bluestem, and adds a very welcome dimension to your plantings.
Of course, this special Bluestem takes things to the next level in autumn. This beautiful tone deepens through fall when brighter purple highlights appear on the flower stems.
Twilight Zone Little Bluestem will perform like a champ. It is especially good for restoration work in hot, dry areas where other plants struggle to grow.
Imagine, if you will, your yard decorated by this spectacular, stiffly upright, high-performing grass. Order Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass from us today!
Designers love pushing the envelope with this variety; and we encourage you to reach beyond your limits of your imagination, too. There are many ways to make the most of this bold cultivar.
Try one as a specimen in a high-profile spot to delight and intrigue your guests. The breeze will catch the ends and send them waving and swaying.
Several of them together make a phenomenal hedge for high impact color, definition and winter interest. Plant them 18 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
Plant additional rows behind them in a staggered, zigzagging pattern for a dynamic mass planting. Even small spaces can use this idea...simply by scaling down the width of the bed.
Wend a winding, curved mass planting through a rock garden. You'll emulate the look of a water feature with their iced, rippling blades moving in the summer breezes.
Use them on the south side of mature evergreen trees with Red Twig Dogwood shrubs, and your favorite prairie perennials, Shrub Roses and spring-flowering bulbs. You'll make everyone in the family happy with this appealing year-round feature.
Use their architectural appeal in the front yard to rocket your curb appeal. Line your front walk with a hedge, or create a circular island bed for an ultra-modern showpiece.
We recommend that you leave the plants standing for winter interest. You'll appreciate the tawny brown accents and watching songbirds utilize the wildlife habitat.
Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass performs best in full sun. Let it soak in at least six hours of direct sunlight a day.
This rugged grass actually does great in poor to average soils; although it can tolerate heat and humidity and a wide range of growing conditions. However, rich soil or too much fertilization can cause this grass to flop.
If you keep this in containers on your balcony, please choose a pot that is very deep from top to bottom. You'll need to accommodate the long roots.
Pay attention to watering for young plants and those kept in containers. Once they are established after the first few seasons, they have low water requirements.
Each year in early spring, prune them down to four inches in height. Gloves and a garden saw make it an easy task.
Red hot Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass is on the short list of discerning gardeners and landscape designers. Place your order now, as our limited inventory will sell out quickly.
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.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone'|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Foliage Color||Green, Purple|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple, Purple|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|