Prairie Winds® ‘Blue Paradise’ Little Bluestem Grass

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Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Blue Paradise’ ‘Blue Paradise’ PP#28,145
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 9b
Prairie Winds® ‘Blue Paradise’ little bluestem grass is a striking, 2- to 4-foot-tall native ornamental grass. It features eye-catching silvery blue stems in the summer that turn a deep burgundy wine color in the fall. Its fine wispy texture and silvery seed tufts provide winter interest. Plants are heat-, drought-, and salt-tolerant.
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Grass/Grass-like Plants
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 36 to 42 inches tall, 24 to 24 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Upright
Features:   North American Native
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant (once established)
Attracts:   Butterflies
Garden Ideas:   
Waterwise, Contemporary, Wildlife
Flower features:    Flower Changes Color
Tan seedheads that bloom in summer
Foliage type and color:    Herbaceous, Blue
Shades of blue turning to purple
Landscape Uses:    Naturalizing, Grouping, Rock Garden, Beds, Erosion Control
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Ground Cover
Prairie Winds® ‘Blue Paradise’ Little Bluestem Grass is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 36 to 42 inches tall, 24 to 24 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   2-3 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Low   Average
Soil Types:      Tolerates dry soil   Average Garden Soil
General Plant Care:    Grasses are low-maintenance plants that generally do not need special care other than monitoring for water needs in times of extreme drought.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Fertilize in spring when new growth appears, and once more before flowering with a general purpose or slow-release fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Most grasses add texture and interest to the fall and winter garden. Allow them to stay in place until late winter or early spring. Cut or mow back before new growth appears. If grass blades are sharp or difficult to handle, try wrapping the clump with cord, burlap, or newspaper before cutting back. Depending on the size of the clump, a chain saw may come in handy.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 9b

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