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Shining Star™ Bluestem Grass

PERENNIAL

Description

  • A fresh look for native bluestem grass!
  • Variegated blades of creamy white and green foliage blush pink in cooler temps.
  • Loved by birds.
  • This native grass provides food and shelter to wildlife, without attracting deer.
  • Zones 4-10, Sun, 18" tall x 24" wide at maturity.
Zone 4-10
Light sun
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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

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Shipped to your door

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Arrives as young plant

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Description Make room for the 2022 Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year in your garden this season! Fan-favorite little bluestem (also known as beard grass) has an upgraded look with Shining Star™ bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium). Now variegated with creamy white stripes, its arching habit of elegant blades adds extra impact! As the temperatures cool, its foliage takes on pale pink hues that deepen to burgundy as fall arrives.

A native North American ornamental grass, this perennial is an excellent choice for slopes and is an ideal plant for erosion control, thanks to its deep root systems. To add to its useful nature, it provides a food and shelter source for birds. If you're looking to add easy-care interest to your garden and support wildlife (without attracting deer), this bluestem grass would be a great addition! Tolerant of a variety of soils and climates, Shining Star™ bluestem grass is a great choice for almost any garden!
Details Botanical name: Schizachyrium scoparium 'Shining Star'
Common name: Little bluestem, beard grass
Zone: 4-10
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Height x width: 15-18″ (30" in bloom) x 24″
Foliage color: Green with cream white variegation
Flower color: Purple plumes
Bloom time: Late summer, early fall
Features: Suitable for slopes, rare & unusual, native, heat tolerant, fall color, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners
Uses: Suitable for slopes, erosion control, mass planting, border, naturalized gardens
How To Grow Soil: Will thrive in most soils but prefers fertile, well-draining sites.
Light: Performs best in full sun (> 6 hours sun).
Water: Has average water needs but will tolerate drought once established.
Spacing: 2 to 3 feet apart
Fertilizing: It does not require fertilizer.
Winterizing: Can leave foliage standing for winter.
Maintenance & pruning: Prune to the ground in late winter before new growth has emerged.

Did You Know?

10 Ornamental Grasses For Texture & Contrast In The Landscape

Ornamental grasses are invaluable additions to the landscape, but we don’t think they get enough credit. They rustle in the breeze, produce plumes of flowers, and add interest through the winter. What’s not to love? No matter the unique landscape goal, these ornamental grasses are approved by Great Garden Plants horticulturists to be a great addition to your garden.

Ornamental Grasses in the garden surrounded by pink perennial flowers

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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C.P.
Bluestem grass

So far everything looks dead, despite excellent care and decent weather. Grass is usually pretty easy to grow. I'm very disappointed.

Hello! We're sorry you're having trouble with your plants. Our team of horticulture experts would love to take a closer look for you. Please contact claims@greatgardenplants.com with your order number and photos of the plants, and our team will begin assisting you. All orders are covered by our 60-day guarantee. We look forward to helping! https://bit.ly/ggp-guarantee

D
D. (Florida)
Disappointed

One rose plant and the grass were dead when I received them, the store was helpful and replaced them, but the replacement arrived dead also so that is why the middle of the road rating. Had good customer service, but poor quality plants. I paid for three plants but only have one good one out of five!!!

We are so sorry to hear about your experience with this plant! If you have not done so please make sure to reach out again to our customer service team claims@greatgardenplants.com.

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M.W. (Minnesota)
Shining star bluestem

Hi,I ordered 7 plants. I had hi hopes for these plants. 1 was almost dead when I got it. The rest looked like they were struggling but hopeful. I followed directions for acclimation and keeping soil moist before planting. 4 more died before I got them into the ground. Of the 2 planted. I is looking promising. The other is still struggling. I feel like you need to put a stronger root system on the plants before sending out. Not worth $78.00

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P.M. (Massachusetts)
The plant dropped dead

It looked ok when it arrived but quickly started turning brown. It was carefully tended and the perennials around it are healthy. I have lots of Standing Ovation bluestem in my yard and it is healthy. Very unsatisfactory.

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K.C. (New York)
Smaller than expected

The plant was sold as quart size but it was fairly obvious it had been recently moved into a quart size container as soil was loose around a smaller root ball. Otherwise the plant was healthy, and it’s doing well.

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you received a plant not up to our standards. Our growing team regularly checks our plants for strong root growth and plants are not released to be shipped until they have robust roots. We do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you have any trouble, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Happy Gardening!
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