Schizachryium 'Blue Paradise' forms bold, wiry, upright mounds of silvery blue foliage and stems that develop wine red colours in fall.
Schizachryium 'Blue Paradise' forms bold, wiry, upright mounds of silvery blue foliage and stems that develop wine red colours in fall. The flower spikes are deep burgundy-purple and appear in late summer persisting into winter. Grow in full sun in lean soils. Previous cultivars would look gorgeous for months then flop over sideways in late summer. This cultivar is said to remain strongly upright.
Common Name: Little Bluestem
Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Prairies and in openings and savannas throughout much of the United States except the west coast. It is one of the co-dominant grass species of the original tallgrass prairie.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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