Grass, Smoke Signal Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium Smoke Signal)
This native ornamental grass selection is distinguished by its superior growth habit that is cleaner and more tidy than the species. Blue-green foliage becomes scarlet red in late summer and red-purple through fall. Strictly upright habit with superior stem strength supports pink shaded blooms well. Easy to grow. Drought resistant, deer resistant and perfect for massing in the landscape. Superior late season foliage color lights up the landscape. Birds love its flowers for seed and nesting.