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Truly a wintertime beauty, Little Bluestem adds appealing color and form to the sometimes bleak winter months.

 

 

Native to prairies across the continent, Little Bluestem is easy to grow in well-drained, full sun locations. It does well in a variety of soil types, including dry, shallow, rocky or even clay soils.Typically growing to about 2 feet in height, some varieties can reach up to 4 feet. In summer, Little Bluestem features slender, arching green leaves that are tinged with blue. In August, purplish-bronze blooms appear, eventually turning into attractive silvery-white seed heads. As fall progresses. the foliage color gradually changes to a beautiful bronze orange color that graces the landscape throughout the winter months.

 

 

 

 

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