Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)
Schizachyrium sc. 'Blue Heaven'

Staff Favorite:

Holly Hatten

"A beautiful blue color in summer changing to burgundy and purple by fall. Blue Heaven Little Bluestem is very cold tolerant and not “too tall.” Grasses require little water once established so they are very low maintenance. "

— Holly Hatten

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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blue Heaven™'

Little Bluestem

Plant Type: Grasses

Patent: pp17310

A taller and hardier selection from the U of MN, stronger stems form sturdier more upright clumps than other species, dark blue summer foliage turns burgundy by late summer and then fades to red by fall, long thin wispy seed heads add a graceful appearance, prefers poorer soils and do not overwater.

  • Dark blue foliage with burgundy fall color
  • Long thin seed heads blooms all summer
  • A taller more upright selection
Item # Pack Size  
4577435 30 3" Plug Please Login for Pricing


4 ft


9-18 in




Common Name: Little Bluestem

A short native clumping grass noted for its blue summer foliage and bright fall color. Excellent for massing or naturalizing as a ground cover.

Characteristics & Attributes


Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs


Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant


Drought Tolerant
Mass Plant

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)