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Schizachyrium littorale (dune bluestem)


“Shore little bluestem, Schizachyrium littorale, is almost unknown in the native nursery trade yet is probably the most amazing and durable species in the genus. A close cousin of Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium, Schizachyrium littorale can be found from Massachusetts to Texas but can be incredibly difficult to find. Schizachyrium littorale seems perfectly happy in any well-drained situation and can even handle growing on secondary dunes where soil moisture remains relatively consistent, albeit at low levels, and in full sun. Perhaps one of the most valuable aspects of Schizachyrium littorale is its intense decorative qualities. Probably because of the constant winds where this species grows aplenty it tends to hold onto it very copious seed set much better and for much longer than Schizachyrium scoparium, giving it a lush, feathery look not found in most little bluestem strains and it tends to stand straight and tall.” Archewild

Schizachyrium littorale (dune bluestem)

  • Full Sun
  • Average to Dry Soil
  • 1′-2′ Height, 1′-2′ Width
  • Host plant
  • Nesting Material
  • Supports Wildlife
  • Summer Color
  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Fall/Winter Interest
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Deer/Rabbit Resistant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Coastal 
  • Hell Strip

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