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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Shining Star'

Shining Star™ Bluestem

Bluestem

Comments

Eye-catching green and creamy white variegated foliage becomes touched with pink in cooler temperatures; foliage matures to burgundy and green in the Autumn months; burgundy-purple plumes rise high above for added interest

Description

Eye-catching green and creamy white variegated foliage becomes touched with pink in cooler temperatures; foliage matures to burgundy and green in the Autumn months; burgundy-purple plumes rise high above for added interest

Landscape Attributes

Shining Star™ Bluestem is an herbaceous perennial grass with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Shining Star™ Bluestem is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Shining Star™ Bluestem will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 30 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

18 inches (30 inches with the flowers)

24 inches

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

green

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