Schizachryium scoparium 'Blaze'

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Schizachryium scoparium 'Blaze'

Schizachryium scoparium 'Blaze'


Perennial of the Year 2022! This grass is native to prairies, fields and open woods from Alberta to Quebec. Sporting blue-green foliage in summer and fiery colours in the fall.

Commonly called Little Bluestem, this is in reference to the lavender-blue colour of the stem bases. 'Blaze' is noted for its vivid red fall foliage. Slender, flat, leaves emerge light blue in spring, darken to gray-green in summer, acquire purple highlights in late summer before exploding into a blaze of fall colour consisting of intense shades of pinkish-orange to reddish-purple to vivid red. The foliage typically retains some colour throughout winter and the flowers give way to seed heads fringed with showy, silvery-white hairs.

Additional Information

Bloom Season Late Summer, Fall
Colour Green, Red
Light Full Sun
Shipping Season Spring
Depth 2 in, 5 cm
Spacing 36 in, 90 cm
Size 2.5" plug
Height 36 in, 90 cm
Hardiness Zone 4–9
Attributes Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant