When does Schizachyrium scoparium start to grow?
We grow one species of Schizachyrium, the North American native Schizachyrium scoparium, commonly known as Little Bluestem. The foliage of this natural beauty adds a kaleidoscope of pastel colors in summer and coppery tones in fall. It’s a mostly upright bunch grass, with basal foliage emerging in mid- to late spring.
What kind of soil does a Schizachyrium need?
It performs best in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. However, it does tolerate a wide range of soil conditions including infertility and clay. It has drought resistance once established. It is well-adapted to southern climates as it tolerates high heat and humidity.
When to see the fruits of the Schizachyrium?
Fruits are available July-November. Purple-bronze racemes form above the clump of leaves and appear in August. Blooms from June-October. Flat linaer leaves 1/4″ wide form attractive clumps of light blue at the base turn orange-yellow in fall and persist into winter giving intrest to the landscape.
What do butterflies eat from a Schizachyrium flower?
This is a larval host plant that supports various skipper larvae and Common Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis pegala) which have one brood from late May to October. Adult Common Wood-Nymph butterflies feed on rotting fruit and flower nectar. Seeds are eaten by songbirds and small mammals.
Which is a synonym for Schizachyrium scoparium divergensis?
Schizachyriumscopariumvar. stoloniferumis called creeping bluestem, and S. s. var. divergensis referred to as pinehill bluestem. Frequent changes in taxonomy have resulted in a number of synonyms and taxa that are no longer recognized.
Which is a synonym for Gould schizachyriumscopariumvar?
Gould Schizachyriumscopariumvar. stoloniferumis called creeping bluestem, and S. s. var. divergensis referred to as pinehill bluestem. Frequent changes in taxonomy have resulted in a number of synonyms and taxa that are no longer recognized.