Prevalent in the eastern half of this country, Schizachyriums are becoming a favorite of gardeners everywhere. These warm season clumping grasses have narrow soft-looking blades, though most of the plant’s height is due to its flower spikes: sheer fluffy plumes of steel-hued seed heads that look great backlit or as part of a cut arrangement. Deciduous and drought tolerant, they will grow in almost any type of soil except those overly soggy.
PREORDER FOR SPRING 2024
Acclaimed nursery owner Kurt Bluemel selected this superb cultivar from a group of S. ‘Aldous’ seedlings. The slender upright habit is defined by rosy-pink stems and fine-hewn steel-blue leaves that greet autumn with mulled purple, burgundy and russet tones. Fluffy silver seed heads plus lucent amber-hued winter foliage offer late season appeal. Enduring clay soil, humidity and heat, ‘The Blues’s tenacious demeanor brings colorful, nearly year-round vertical accents to smaller gardens, prairie-style plantings and water-wise landscapes.
Size: 2-1/2' – 3' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 3.
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