Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Green/Brown

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Drought tolerant

Height: 30-100 cm (11-39 in)


It is an attractive prairie grass, particularly during the fall due to its rich orange-coloured foliage and downy seeds which glow when back lit.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Grasses, Sedges and Rushes website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email