Due to COVID-19 we are currently not shipping plants. Driveway pick-up is available and social distancing guidelines are being followed. Pick up is by appointment to limit contact with others. We feel this is the safest way to get plants to you. we will resume shipping at a later date. Thank you for undestanding during this difficult time.
Shipping is $9.00 for the first plant. Additional plants ship for $1.00 each. Local pickup is available and preferred. Some plants will be pickup only if the are too big to ship economically. We do not ship in extreme weather conditions.
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
Little Bluestem is found through Eastern North America and the Midwest. It makes a nice ornamental as it does not grow too tall and is drought tolerant. The Fall foliage which turns reddish is a nice accent in cut flower arrangements. It is also an excellent plant for wildlife gardens. The plant comes in a 3.5 in pot. Water regularly until established.
Description: Height -3-4 ft, Color bluish-green, turning reddish in Fall
Culture: Sun to part shade, dry to medium, sandy soil, blooms Aug-Sep, zones 3-9
Companion plants: Butterflyweed, Goldenrods, Stiff-leaved Aster, Bonesets, Baptisias
Wildlife benefit: larval host to several skippers, food, cover and nesting materials for birds
All of my plants are grown using earth friendly techniques, from seed collection to watering with rainwater. Pots are 100% recycled, some are re-used containers, others are made from recycled plastics. Plants are fed with PLANT-TONE by Espoma, an organic fertilizer and/or worm castings. I grow plants that can replace those lost to development in order to help sustain wildlife that depend on them. You can be assured that you are not getting plants from the wild, which is unethical and further contributes to habitat loss.
***Check my other listings. I am adding more wildlife-friendly native perennials everyday***
Payment, shipping and handling policies
We gladly accept PAYPAL, GOOGLE CHECKOUT, and POSTAL MONEY ORDERS. Additional plants ship for just $1.00 each. Shipping price also includes the price of transportation as well as packing materials as plants must be well packed to withstand shipping. Prior to shipment, all plants will be inspected, pruned, labeled, individually wrapped and banded, then placed securely in their box. This is done to ensure you receive quality plants. They will then be shipped via Priority mail on the Monday or Tuesday after payment is received. This is done to ensure they arrive quickly and safely. Large orders may be sent FedEx. We reserve the right to hold shipments in extreme weather until plants can travel safely. For local customers who wish to pick up their order to save on shipping, please email us before ordering. We are happy to arrange pickup.
Native plant range and our shipping (PLEASE READ) Most of our plants are also found native to the Midwest, however that is generally the extent of their range. In an effort to keep our native plants native to their natural range, we do not ship west of the Great Plain States. This includes Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii. If you live in these states, please do not order.
Should there be any problems with your order, please notify us within 48 hours of receipt. Sometimes, despite our best care, plant can get dehydrated in transit. This is usually easily remedied, by soaking the plant in a shallow dish of water in a shady location for 1 -2 hours.