Andropogon scoparius Prairie Blues description:
Blue green foliage that turns an orange colour in the autumn.
It has brown hazy seed heads in late summer and autumn.
Good for the middle of a border or rockery.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
Common name: Prairie Blues Little Blue Stem.
Also known as: Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small gap.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates acid soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 100 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
Ornamental grasses give form and movement to a garden.