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Schizachyrum (Blustem) scoparium (Little Bluestem)

Also known as Prairie Beard Grass. Silvery blue-green foliage provides a great backdrop for prairie flowers in the summer. Turns a striking reddish-orange in the fall. Fluffy silver seed heads in the fall that are good for fresh or dried arrangements and winter interest. Non-spreading and clump forming. Needs good drainage.

  • Height: 2'-3'
  • Spread: 2'-3'
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Sesleria (Moor Grass) autumnalis (Autumn Moor Grass)

Mounded, clump form with silvery white plumes in the summer.  Bluish green foliage.  Great planted en masse or borders.  Good drought tolerance once established.

  • Height: 8"-12"
  • Spread: 6"-12"
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Sporobulus (Dropseed) heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)

Native prairie grass which forms arching clumps. Fine textured, hair-like, medium green leaves turn golden with orange hues in the fall. Open, branching flowers (with pink and brown tints) on slender stems appear in August. They have unique fragrance (hints of coriander). Extremely drought tolerant. Very slow growing. A good groundcover for hot, dry areas, as well as prairies, meadows and native plant gardens.

  • Height: 2'-3'
  • Spread: 2'-3'
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Characteristics
  • Attracts Birds
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    Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Shade
  • Wet Soils