Genus: Schizachryium

Schizachryium

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
(Schizachryium)
skiz-ah-KEER-ee-um
Poaceae
This genus is comprised of 100 or so species of grasses from around the world, including S. scoparium , North America's little bluestem. They are deciduous and perennial, with terminal, branched racemes of spikelets.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Flowerheads may be dried.
Care:  Grow in full sun and moderately fertile, sharply drained soil. Cut down old stems in early winter.
Propagation: 

Divide in spring. Sow seed at 55° to 59°F in spring.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Schizachryium

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Little bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium
Problems: 

Infrequent.