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PERENNIAL OF THE YEAR 2022 - Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal' - LITTLE BLUESTEM 'SMOKE SIGNAL' (colorful & non-flopping)

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Product Code: SCH-SCO-SMOSIG
$7.99

Refined habit, strong late summer and fall color show! Glaucous blue-green foliage begins turns scarlet red tones in late summer,  with the fall turns deeper red-purple. foloowed by tan seedheads.

Strictly upright - it doesn't flop.

Excellent grass for public spaces and private gardens, borders, modern stylish plantings, wild gardens, meadows or prairie-like landscaping. The best, if planted in smaller groups or masses (is small bed can be even one single plant). It look well with other grasses or combined with big flowers of Echinacea, Ratibida, Rudbeckias, Heleniums, Liatris or Sedum, but can be combined with many other common perennials that thrive on average to slightly dry soils.

Patented cultivar under patent number PP27433, propagation is prohibited.

Blooming time: August to February (the seeds are ornamental)

Size: usually about 3’-4' high x 1.5-2’ wide.

USDA zones : 3 to 9

Culture: Sun to half sun, adaptable to many soils including drier or clay soil. It will grow in any site except wet or extremely acidic soils or in deep shade. Does well in heat and humidity.

Moisture Needs : average, medium to medium-dry, dry

Origin: species of S.scoparium is native grass from Alberta to Quebec south to Arizona and Florida. It naturally occurs in prairies, clearings, hills, limestone glades, roadsides, waste areas and open woods.

Deer/rabbit resistant : yes/yes (but young leaves can be grazed by deer).

Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators : potentially host for caterpillars of some skippers.The seed provide food to a variety of small songbirds.

Attracts Hummingbirds : no

Pot Size: square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot

Pictures copyright : Walters Gardens

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PERENNIAL OF THE YEAR 2022 - Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal' - LITTLE BLUESTEM 'SMOKE SIGNAL' (colorful & non-flopping)

$7.99
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Refined habit, strong late summer and fall color show! Glaucous blue-green foliage begins turns scarlet red tones in late summer,  with the fall turns deeper red-purple. foloowed by tan seedheads.

Strictly upright - it doesn't flop.

Excellent grass for public spaces and private gardens, borders, modern stylish plantings, wild gardens, meadows or prairie-like landscaping. The best, if planted in smaller groups or masses (is small bed can be even one single plant). It look well with other grasses or combined with big flowers of Echinacea, Ratibida, Rudbeckias, Heleniums, Liatris or Sedum, but can be combined with many other common perennials that thrive on average to slightly dry soils.

Patented cultivar under patent number PP27433, propagation is prohibited.

Blooming time: August to February (the seeds are ornamental)

Size: usually about 3’-4' high x 1.5-2’ wide.

USDA zones : 3 to 9

Culture: Sun to half sun, adaptable to many soils including drier or clay soil. It will grow in any site except wet or extremely acidic soils or in deep shade. Does well in heat and humidity.

Moisture Needs : average, medium to medium-dry, dry

Origin: species of S.scoparium is native grass from Alberta to Quebec south to Arizona and Florida. It naturally occurs in prairies, clearings, hills, limestone glades, roadsides, waste areas and open woods.

Deer/rabbit resistant : yes/yes (but young leaves can be grazed by deer).

Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators : potentially host for caterpillars of some skippers.The seed provide food to a variety of small songbirds.

Attracts Hummingbirds : no

Pot Size: square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot

Pictures copyright : Walters Gardens

 

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