This versatile and colourful native warm season perennial grass forms a narrow, upright clump of dusty blue-green foliage that takes on red tones in late summer and turns a deep red-purple as fall progresses; narrow paintbrush-like flowers are tan; lovely winter interest; deer resistant; drought tolerant once established.
Takes on red tones in late summer and turns a deep red-purple as fall progresses
Excellent as erosion control and specimen, in mass plantings, water-wise gardens.
Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal'
(Smoke Signal Little Bluestem)
36" (91 cm)
24" (61 cm)
48" (122 cm)
September - October
Moderate-Low. Drought tolerant once established
Prefers an average, well-drained soil type