Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Smoke Signal’ – Little Bluestem


‘Smoke Signal’s glaucous, blue-green foliage starts turning tones of scarlet and deep red in late summer. It then ages to a deeper red-purple into the fall. The color is intense and showy, and its habit is slender and refined.

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Grass family (Poaceae)

One of the most characteristic grasses of Tallgrass Prairies and common in old fields in theCatskills. Clump-forming and fine-textured with delicate inflorescences that become silvery and noticeably attractive when side-lit or back-lit by the Autumn or early Winter sun.  You can help seed-eating birds that overwinter in our area by waiting to trim grasses back to the ground until early to mid spring.

Updated 28 September 2023

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Pot size

3-Quart, 2-Gallon