Schizachyrium scoparium


A tall Mid-Atlantic Native grass with blue-green foliage that turns red in fall and winter. Looks beautiful when in seed when back-lit by sunlight. Caution should be used as it will self-seed into other areas of a roof and can look weedy if not maintained.


  • Botanical Name: Schizachyrium scoparium syn. Andropogon scoparius
  • Family: Poaeceae
  • Plant Type: Grass
  • Plant Usage: Accent
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Foliage Color: Blue-Green
  • Flower Color: Blue-Green
  • Bloom Time: Late Summer
  • Winter Interest: Red-Brown Dried Foliage
  • Height: 36"
  • Spread: 24"
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Origin: North America
  • Self Sowing: Yes, can be aggressive.
  • Shade Tolerant: No
  • Substitutes: Sesleria caerulea,

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