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Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass

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Stunning Grass With Iridescent Sheen!

The idea of planting native grasses in home landscapes has really taken off across the United States. You can find them in mixed beds or in mass plantings everywhere. There are many great grasses for the home gardener, but you'll be hard-pressed to find one as beautiful and unique as Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone' PP27432).

We are very excited to bring you this new form of schizachyrium. It has been a stand-out in garden trials across the nation for its superior ease to grow and its absolutely gorgeous look.

Twilight Zone is a mounding, but very erect-growing, grass. It shoots straight up, and then as the season progresses, begins to relax down, giving it a soft fountain-like look. It is a great juxtaposition to low groundcovers or big-leaved perennials.

Even though the form is exceptional, it's the color that will send you to the next dimension. It starts off spring green when it first emerges after the winter. But long before other native grasses start their fall color change, Twilight Zone switches to a 'must-see-it-to-believe-it' iridescent silver/mauve/purple sheen over the entire plant in midsummer! It keeps this gorgeous color until fall when it gets even more beautiful with a brighter purple color highlighting the stems. It looks truly stunning with silver-leaved plants like artemisia or dusty miller.

No matter where you plant it - full sun, light shade, wet spot or dry, 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.)

Don't be afraid to cross into the Twilight Zone and order this gorgeous and high-performing grass from us today! You'll be so glad you did.

  • Very easy to grow
  • Stunning coloration
  • Native

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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Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Botanical Name Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone'
Mature Height 2 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well drained soils
Moisture Water carefully to establish then as needed during dry periods.
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Tan
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange
Pollinator Friendly No