Little Bluestem

(Schizachyrium scoparium)

Little Bluestem“This native ornamental grass has life even in winter, as it sways back and forth in our windy environs,” said Galen Gates, former curator of perennial herbaceous plants. At 2 feet wide and tall, this grass has remarkable resilience that allows it to bend to the ground from ice and snow and then bounce back upright when free. “Its value is enhanced when backlit by morning and late afternoon sunlight,” said Gates.