Grass, Little Bluestem

Andropogon scoparium

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Details

A medium sized grass with exceptional ornamental qualities. Attractive bluish-green foliage grows 12" high. Fluffy seeds appear on 2-3' stalks in August.

Uses & Attributes

This grass blooms in the Summer and has beautiful Fall color.
Care & Pruning
Little pruning is generally needed. Cut previous years growth off in early spring.
Light Needs: Full Sun
Size: 2-3' x 2'
Spacing: 2-3'
Water Use: Medium
Growth Rate: Medium
Hardiness: -20 to -30 F

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Planting Info

1. Dig a hole 1.5 times as wide as the diameter of the rootball. Depth of the hole should be equal to depth of the rootball.

2. Set plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even or slightly above ground soil level.

3. Refill around the rootball with a mix of 1/2 existing garden soil and 1/2 Earl May Organic Planting Mix blended with Earl May Structure. Step down on soil to eliminate any large air pockets.

4. Build a soil ring the size of the rootball around the plant, to help hold in water.

5. Add a 1 inch layer of mulch around the plant, keeping mulch away from the trunk.

6. Water slowly with Earl May Plant Start mixture right away. Enjoy watching your new plant grow!


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