Grass, Blue Heaven Little Bluestem
Description: Blue Heaven is a selection of native Little Bluestem Grass that grows very upright but doesn’t flop. It has steel blue blades that grow 4 feet tall. The blades can take on tones of purple, violet, and maybe red in fall. It has showy red-brown seed heads in late summer.
Common Name: Blue Heaven Little Bluestem
Scientific Name: Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Blue Heaven’
Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass
Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 40-48” height, 25-30” spread
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color: Dark Blue Burgundy in Spring and Summer. Reddish/Purple in the Fall.
Landscape Use: Mass planting, Prairie Style Gardening
Zone: 4 – 9
Growth Rate: Moderate
Companion Plants: Silver Mound, Butterfly Bush
Maintenance: Cut back to 2″ in late winter or early Spring