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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Jazz'

Little bluestem - 2022 Perennial Plant of the Year

Native to North America (cultivar)


Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Jazz’ is an Intrinsic Perennials Introduction.  A lovely upright blue tinted Little Bluestem cultivar that was a sport from The Blues.  Plants are shorter at just 2 to 2.5' that will not flop over.  Foliage is a silver blue, followed by hues of purple in Autumn.  Juglone and Deer tolerant, this little beauty out performs in shallow rocky soil, or dry soil.  Drought tolerance once established.


2 ft


1-2 ft


12-18 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:


Bloom Color:

Green, Tan

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Jazz' Characteristics


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower


  • Full Sun

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • September

Grass Season

  • Warm Season Grass

Juglans nigra Tolerance (Black Walnut)

  • Yes

Salt Tolerance

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry

Plants that work well with Schizachyrium scoparium 'Jazz'

Anise Hyssop Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Tall coreopsis Tall coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris)
Appalachian blazing star Appalachian blazing star (Liatris microcephala)
Blue cap sea holly Blue cap sea holly (Eryngium planum 'Blaukappe')
Baby Gold lanceleaf tickseed Baby Gold lanceleaf tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata 'Baby Gold')
Hyssop leaved boneset Hyssop leaved boneset (Eupatorium hyssopifolium)
Summer Crush betony Summer Crush betony (Stachys x 'Summer Crush')

Substitutions for Schizachyrium scoparium 'Jazz'

Switch grass Switch grass (Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal')
Little bluestem - 2022 Perennial Plant of the Year Little bluestem - 2022 Perennial Plant of the Year (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation PP 25202')