Little Bluestem - Schizachyrium scoparium

Species: Schizachyrium scoparium
Common names: Little Bluestem

Plant Properties

Growth Period: Perennial
Plant Form: Grass
Foliage: semievergreen
Flower color(s): white brown green

Plant Requirements

Water requirements: low
Light requirements: full sun to part shade

Soil moisture requirements: dry
Soil content requirements: Sand Loam Clay Caliche
Drainage requirements: moderate to good
Calcium carbonate (CaC03) tolerance: high
Drought tolerance: high
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