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
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Schizachyrium Blue Heaven
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- Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Accent,Background, Border, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening,Erosion Control or Embankment, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Massing,Naturalizing, Ornamental,Rain Garden, Slopes, Specimen, Waterside
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AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:'MinnBlueA' PPAF
Ideas and How-to's
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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.
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