Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) is a warm-season, clump-forming grass with 2- to 4-foot-tall stems carrying silvery seed tufts in autumn. The fall color is excellent, and the persistent stems add winter interest to borders and meadows.
I collected these seeds from dozens of different plants to get a good selection of the genetic variability here, including foliage colors from grayish blue to olive green to red-tinged green; habits from strongly upright to vase-shaped; and fall colors from rich reddish orange to coppery pink. U.S. native (seed from my meadow in Bucks County, PA). Full sun. Perennial; Zones 3 to 9.
Collected in September and October 2020. At least 40 seeds.