Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass

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Stunning Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass

  • Exceptional Color All Season
  • Useful Narrow Form
  • New Green Blades Become Tipped With Gorgeous Iridescent Sheen
  • Silver Mauve Purple Overcast Expands Over the Season
  • Autumn Color Deepens to Purple and Burgundy
  • Birds Appreciate the Seed Heads
  • Keep in Deep Containers
  • Winter Interest
  • Easy Care Warm-Season Grass
  • Low Water Requirements Once Established
  • Deer Seldom Damage Them

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') 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 end, 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!

How to Use Twilight Zone Little Bluestem in the Landscape

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 an Ornamental Grass 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 its 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.

#ProPlantTips for Care

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. Have patience with these warm-season grasses because they are a bit slow to emerge in the spring.

Red hot Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass is on the short list of discerning gardeners and landscape designers. Place your order now with Nature Hills, as our limited inventory will sell out quickly.

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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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.

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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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Twilight Zone 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 'Twilight Zone'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Blue-Green Ages Silvery/Purple
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple, Purple
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring