Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal' PP27433

Common Name: Ornamental Grass, Little Bluestem

This selection of our native Schizachyrium has a beautifully refined habit and puts forth a strong show of color in late summer and fall.

The glaucous blue-green foliage begins to take on scarlet red tones in late summer, turning a deeper red-purple through the fall. Tiny, tan seed heads appear in early fall on the top half of the stems.

An improvement over older cultivars, this grass maintains its strictly upright habit through fall. 

Schizachyrium is a great choice if you are looking to restore an eroded site, or for a plant that will grow in hot, dry areas where other plants have a hard time surviving.