An Outstanding, Upstanding Schizachyrium
There's been an explosion of Little Bluestem cultivars, and at the top of our list is Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PPAF.Read Post
We recently experienced a slice of Heaven. It was courtesy of a fantastic grass, Schizachyrium scoparium ‘MinnBlueA’ PP17310, known more lyrically as Blue Heaven®.
Our team visited the Twin Cities area in Minnesota in early August to attend the Perennial Plant Symposium. We toured several gardens and saw lots of Little Bluestem. Most of the time, it was the cultivar, Blue Heaven®. It’s one of our favorites here in North Carolina, so we were doubly impressed with how well it was performing in the Upper Midwest.
That shouldn’t be any surprise. This beautifully colored cultivar was selected at the University of Minnesota by Dr. Mary Meyer. A professor and extension horticulturist, she oversees the Ornamental Grass Collection at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. They selected Blue Heaven® for its bright color and tall, vigorous growth. It’s a very showy Little Bluestem.
In this post, you can get a good look at Blue Heaven® in Minnesota and in a couple of local gardens in North Carolina. We thought it was interesting to compare in both regions. Enjoy!