Exclusively from Emerald Coast Growers: A gleaming new look for “Little bluestem!”
Little bluestem grass is a rising star in the native plant palette, and multicolored Shining Star™ is the hottest new addition to growers’ choices!
● Unique green and creamy-white variegated basal foliage clumps.
● Tips blush pale pink with cooler temps, deepening to dark pink.
● Blades continue to darken to burgundy with deep green stripes in fall.
● Inflorescences are held upright and do not lodge
Product Sheet – Shining Star
Season: Warm Weather
Height: 15 - 18" (30" in bloom)
Bloom: Flowers in mid to late summer
Production Location: Florida
Tray Size: 38 plants
Common Name: Little bluestem
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10
Mature Height: 30 inches with plumes
Plume-Seedhead Color: Purple
Exposure: Full Sun
Patent/Royalty: PP33433 .25 per plant included in tray price
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 65-75 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1.8-2.2
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at low levels of 100 - 150 ppm N
Moisture Level: Allow plants to dry between ample waterings.
Watch for Pest and Disease: No serious insect or disease problems.
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: High light is beneficial.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long Day
Other: Follow monthly broad spectrum fungicide control program.