Extension Spotlight

Perennial Plant of 2022


January 12, 2022

Little Bluestem is the most widely distributed native grass in the United States according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Now its cultivated varieties have been chosen as the Perennial Plant of 2022. For our western region, Schizachryium scoparium “The Blues” and Schizachyrium scoparium “Standing Ovation” are two great choices for the landscape.

What makes it the most widely distributed native grass is its ability to grow on a wide variety of well-drained, moderate to dry, infertile soils. What makes it great for growing out west is that it does well in soils with a soil pH of...

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