Also known as Little Bluestem Grass, schizachyrium is an excellent choice for native gardeners looking to bring texture, sound, and color to the yard. ‘Twilight Zone’ is special because it has nearly iridescent silvery/lavender/purple cast over the entire plant beginning in the middle of summer. We think it is aptly named because the blueish purple glow coming off this plant gives it a somewhat occult appearance. Perhaps it is something from the field of cryptohortoculture that Dana Scully keeps in her garden? Regardless, this native plant has great appeal for its coloration and strictly upright, narrow columnar growth habit. It is great for gardens that are newly established because of its low maintenance and can also shine in more established gardens as an accent plant or replacement for more traditional shrubs like a boxwood.
|Bloom Color:||Shades of tan|
|Genus & Species:||Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone' PP27432|
|Mature Height:||4 to 4.5 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||24 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||20 inches or more|
|Planting Depth:||Crown even with the soil|
|Planting Time:||Spring or Fall Planting|
|Soil Type:||Tolerates many conditions|
|Sun Exposure:||Full Sun|
|Zone:||3 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone'
Schizachyrium is a versatile and easy to grow native. It tolerates almost all conditions and can even survive in standing water for a period of time. Soil quality hardly matters and it is a great plant for getting a garden started in a tough area. Once established it is drought resistant, but does require full sun.