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Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’

Schizachyrium

Little Bluestem

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.

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’ (G-0081)

Each 12.25

PREORDER FOR SPRING 2024

<i>Schizachyrium scoparium</i> ‘The Blues’

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. 

Blooms July–October

Size: 2-1/2' – 3' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 3.

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Current Staff’s Favorite Plant

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Our feature plant: Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii

Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

including draped bells, candelabras, drumsticks and pincushions. Many Primrose flowers  waft a delectable scent. Second-to-none for the dappled recesses of your garden, these easily grown, cold-hardy Primulas crave well-drained, humus-rich niches with adequate moisture and good air circulation. They can grace containers or be planted in swaths along shady walkways or in woodland gardens. Be sure to peruse our online Primulas.

Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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