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Little Bluestem

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Aldous Little Bluestem grass from Pure Air Natives. Approx Seed Count 500


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Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) is a native, warm-season, bunch-type, perennial native grass found throughout much of the United States. This intermediate stature native grass is an important specie for many uses, applications and ecosystems. Several improved breeds offer varying degrees of adaptability, heat and drought tolerance and forage quality. Each have a dense root system that may reach 5 to 6 feet in depth. This grass reaches heights of 2 to 4 feet tall and blooms from June through August.

  • The extensive root system and adaptable nature make it an excellent option for erosion control.
  • The plant has an open growth habit, producing clumps of light green leaves at the base with narrow stems extending upward with the occasional spike of purplish flowers.
  • ‘Aldous’ Little Bluestem grows in areas with full sun or partial shade and requires well-drained soil.
  • This seed continues to perform well under various environmental conditions including drought during summer months as well as extreme winter weather.

About PLS (Pure Live Seed)
Pure Air Natives tests all harvested seed for purity, germination, noxious weeds (state restricted), the dormancy. We only sell purest quality live seed that is going to germinate. (3rd Party Lab Tested)

Little Bluestem is native to the continental United States except for states along the West Coast. It is adapted to hardiness zones 3-9.

Seed Details

Weight 0.025 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 0.1 × 2.25 in

Seed Packet

Bloom Color

Green, Blue

Approx Seed Count



Seeds germinate after sowing in a warm location

Sun Exposure

Full, Partial

Moisture Exposure

Medium, Medium Dry, Dry


3 Feet

Plant Spacing

2-3 Feet


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