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Little Bluestem Grass 3-Plant Set

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Little Bluestem Grass 3-Plant Set

Regular Price
$34.00
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$34.00
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Sold Out
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  • Multi-season bloom
  • Return each year
  • Free shipping

Grown non-GMO and free of harmful neonicotinoids for healthy pollinators and planet.

This 3-plant set of Little Bluestem grasses provides a focal point of blue-green color and texture spring through late summer, offering shelter for birds and other wildlife.

Grown sustainably just for your area, these full-sun plants:

• Turn a deep reddish brown in the fall, followed by white reflective seed tufts that last throughout winter
• Support other wildlife species including birds, butterflies, moths, and bees
• Return each year
• Never need chemicals and require less water once established
• Are deer resistant, once established

This set of Little Bluestem grasses has the potential to support up to:
• 14 butterfly/moth species
• 96% of the backyard birds that rely on larval insects to feed their young

Additionally, this collection provides overwintering habitat for a variety of other insects and wildlife. For example, female bumble bee queens nest at the base of these bunch grasses for protection until they emerge in spring.

All purchases support National Wildlife Federation’s non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.

Our plants are grown regionally to thrive where you live and help local wildlife. Confirm availability for your area using the zip code checker near the add to cart button above.

Orders placed during an active shipping window will ship within 10 business days* of the order date.

*To ensure your plants arrive healthy, we may delay shipments to certain areas during times of extreme temperatures, natural disasters, or other conditions that will impact the plants during transit. Any delays will be clearly communicated.

See our Shipping Timeframes page for more detail.

When your order ships, you will receive an email from orders@gardenforwildlife.com with tracking information.

Your digital download containing garden design ideas and planting tips is sent by email immediately after purchase.

Also Includes: Garden design ideas and plant guidance from our pros.

Sizing: At the time of shipment, our plants have a developed root mass and emerging foliage around 4-8” high. The 3-plant set of Little Bluestem grasses grows to fill a space up to about 2x3 feet; perfect for a small garden bed in full-sun conditions. It will also thrive in a patio container if planted one per container.

Meet the Little Bluestem Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium

Grows to 1.5-4 Ft

Spread 1.5-2 Ft

Blooms June-December

Light Requirement: Sun

Soil Moisture: Dry, Medium

Soil Description: Sandy, Loam, Clay, Limestone

Attracts: Butterfly and Moth Caterpillars, Birds, Fireflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

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You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
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Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
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Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
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All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
glove icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
globe icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
globe icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.

Meet the Growers

When you buy a Garden for Wildlife™ Native Plant Collection, you're not just helping wildlife and the planet; you're also supporting the hard-working small businesses in your region who we've partnered with to grow our native plants. 

We select independent, regional growers who meet specific standards, including:

- Sustainable, chemical-free growing practices.

- Experience growing native, local ecotype plant species.

- The ability to grow and sort mass plugs/starter plants.

- The capacity to safely pack and ship plants to their new homes.

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A Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation Customer
MA
08/03/2022
Mary A.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Arrived healthy and growing well

The three plants were nice and healthy when I opened the box, and when planted, didn't show any signs of transplant stress. So far, they are doing great!

08/05/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

We are so happy to hear that your plants are healthy and doing well. Thank you for sharing your experience and for gardening for wildlife!

A Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation Customer
LL
08/03/2022
Linda L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Healthy plants

I have been so impressed with each delivery I've received. The packaging is superb, keeping the plants in a safe, healthy state during shipping. Each plant has been healthy and strong, transplanting and thriving. Every single plant I ordered and put in my garden last year, came back strong this year - acting every bit like a 3rd year plant. I love my 3 Little Bluestem plugs and can't wait to watch them grow next year. Absolutely worth the cost.

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation Little Bluestem Grass 3-Plant Set Review
08/04/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for planting with a purpose. We are so happy to hear that you have had a good experience!