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Schizachyrium scoparium and cultivars - 2022 Perennial Plant of the Year.

Réjean Millette November 18th 2021 455 views

Schizachyrium scoparium and cultivars - 2022 Perennial Plant of the Year.

The PPA (Perennial Plant Association) has announced Schizachyrium scoparium and cultivars as the 2022 Perennial Plant of the Year. 

Commonly called little bluestem, is native to prairies, fields, clearings, hills, limestone glades, roadsides, waste areas and open woods from Alberta to Quebec south to Arizona and Florida. It was one of the dominant grasses of the vast tallgrass prairie region which once covered rich and fertile soils in many parts of central North America. It typically matures to 2-4’ (less frequently to 5’) tall, and features upright clumps of slender, flat, linear green leaves (to 1/4“wide), with each leaf having a tinge of blue at the base. Purplish-bronze flowers appear in 3” long racemes on branched stems rising above the foliage in August.  

Here are the most popular cultivars in all regions of America:

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Jazz'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Carousel'

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