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Schizachyrium Blue Heaven
  • Schizachrium Blue Heaven is a drought proof ornamental grass that is easy to grow
  • Blue Heaven Little Bluestem has brilliant red fall foliage on flop proof plants
  • Little Bluestem  Blue Heaven is ideal for sand or clay

Schizachyrium Blue Heaven

Drought Proof Ornamental Grass turns red in fall!
Item: #SCHBH1Q
ZONE 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $13.19
  • Foliage turns color with the seasons
  • Brilliant red fall foliage display on flop-proof plants!
  • Thrives in high heat & humidity
  • Perfect for either Sand or Clay
  • Drought tolerant Ornamental Grass grows 2-4' tall
  • In Jumbo 1 quart pots
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Schizachyrium Blue Heaven Description

Little Bluestem Blue Heaven is a new native Ornamental Grass with foliage that turns briilliant red in the fall!

Blue Heaven Little Bluestem is a problem solving garden plant for so many areas!  It tolerates air pollution, black walnut trees, deer, erosion control.

It also takes on a wide range of soil conditions from sand to clay ,tohigh heat & humidity, and is not bothered by any serious insect or disease problems.

Loved by northern & southern gardeners! This perennial grass is native to prairies, fields and open woods as far north as Alberta to the hot, humid climate of northern Florida.

This new hybrid has wonderful dark blue-gray foliage during the summer,  turning burgundy-red in the fall. Narrow upright plant formthat doesn't collapse like other Bluestems, but stays tidy and neat in the landscape.  Grows anywhere between 2-4 feet tall in full sun to part shade.

Reddish flower stems in July-August rise above the foliage, bearing reddish flowers. Flowers give way to showy, silvery white seed heads.

Blue Heaven brings a fine ornamental texture to the perennial garden, and can be used as  a low growing Hedge Plant.  Combines well with many sun perennials such as upright Sedums, fragrant Coneflowers, and mound forming KnockOut Roses.

Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Color Change, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Moisture Tolerant, Multi-seasonal Interest, Pest Resistant, Season Extender, Winter Interest 

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Schizachyrium Blue Heaven
  • Common Name:
    Little Bluestem
  • Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun Exposure:
  • Delivery:
    See Schedule
  • Ship Form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil Type:
  • Soil Moisture:
    Average, Dry
  • Height x Width:
    4'x 18"
  • Flower Color:
  • Foliage Color:
  • Bloom Season:
  • Uses:
    Accent,Background, Border, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening,Erosion Control or Embankment, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Massing,Naturalizing, Ornamental,Rain Garden, Slopes, Specimen, Waterside
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK,CAN, HI, PR
  • Patent #:'MinnBlueA' PPAF

Ideas and How-to's



Soil: Average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including poor, or clay soils.
Light: Full sun --  Tolerates high heat and humidity.
Water: Dry to medium -- Good drought resistance once established.
Spacing: 1.5 - 2.5 ft
Fertilizing: Little to none needed. If you feel you must feed due to very poor soil, aply only a light scattering of slow release fertilizer in the spring as new growth emerges.
Winterizing: Usually none needed. Some use a light mulch in late fall or early winter.
Maintenance & Pruning: Since grass turns a rosy rust color that lasts all winter, leave standing, and cut to the ground in late winter to early spring, before new growth emerges. Divide in spring.