University of Minnesota
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Department of Horticultural Science

Blue Heaven

Little bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium ‘MinnBlueA’

Blue HeavenTM is a new native ornamental grass that is unique in several characteristics. It has a taller, more upright form than is typical of little bluestem. Blue HeavenTM has dark blue to burgundy foliage during the summer, turning purple, violet and finally red in the fall. The summer and fall color is beautiful on this columnar medium height grass. Mature height is 48”, width 25-30”. Flowers form in August and September, beautiful fall color is a highlight in September and October with interest extending into the winter.

Description (.pdf)
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Press Release, Spring 2007 (.pdf)
Press Release, Spring 2011 (.pdf)