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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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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.

Customer Reviews

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M
M. (New Jersey)
None of them survived

Even though customer support was very kind and sent a replacement for the one that died, the replacement didn’t live either. In fact, from my full order and 2 replacements, only 4 survived out of the 10 I received. Won’t be ordering here again.

Hello! We're so sorry to hear that you've had trouble with your new plants. As you mentioned, all of our plants are covered under our 60-day guarantee and we're happy to hear that our customer service team was able to assist. Our customer support team and horticulture experts are always here to help out when you have garden troubles. At the first signs of stress you are always welcome to contact us for expert guidance specific to your garden. Happy Gardening!

J
J.U. (Virginia)
No root stock

Half the plants I bought died because they did not have enough root stock to be sold. They need to do it right or not at all.

Hello! We strive to ship young plants with well established root systems. Our growing team is constantly monitoring root growth in our green house. Please email photos of the plants you received to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Happy Gardening!

https://www.greatgardenplants.com/pages/our-guarantee

K
K.i.W. (Wisconsin)
Beautiful!!

I ordered my plants including Shining Star™ Bluestem Grass in the heat of summer, so it was my fault entirely when they showed up looking a little distressed….however, I watered them promptly, kept them in the shade for a week or so to give them time to recover, slowly reacclimated them to the sun and then planted in my garden. It has recovered quite nicely and I can’t wait until this one mature!!

Beautiful next to my mugo pine.

Always happy with my purchases from Great Garden plants. Thank you!