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  • Size and Growth Form: Little bluestem is a bunchgrass that typically reaches a height of 2 to 4 feet (0.6 to 1.2 meters). It forms dense clumps of upright stems.
  • Leaves: The foliage of little bluestem is known for its distinctive blue-green color, which turns to shades of red, orange, or purple in the fall. The leaves are narrow, linear, and about 6 to 12 inches long.
  • Flowering and Seedheads: In late summer to early fall, little bluestem produces flowering stalks that bear compact seedheads. The seedheads are often fluffy and have a silvery appearance.
  • Habitat and Adaptability: Little bluestem is adapted to a variety of soil types, including sandy and clayey soils. It is drought-tolerant and well-suited for dry, sunny locations. This grass is commonly found in prairies, meadows, and open woodlands.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The grass provides habitat and food for various wildlife species. The seeds are a food source for birds, and the dense clumps offer cover for small animals.
  • Landscaping Use: Little bluestem is popular in landscaping for its ornamental value. Its fine-textured foliage and attractive seedheads make it a valuable addition to gardens, naturalistic landscapes, and meadow plantings. It is also used in restoration projects to recreate native grassland habitats.
  • SPREAD 50-70 CM 
  • HEIGHT 100-125 CM 

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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