Ericameria nauseosa

Rabbitbrush:  Ericameria nauseosa Inspiration:  Lifescapecolorado.com USDA

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Sporobolus heterolepis – Prairie Dropseed

 Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed This native grass finds its home in much of the US.  Part of the greater Sporobolus genus which includes the sacaton, and muhlenbergia has fine green leaves and grows in a lovely arching fashion.  This slow grower, can take up to four years to flower when grown from seed.  This variety… Continue reading Sporobolus heterolepis – Prairie Dropseed

Schizachyrium scoparium – Little bluestem

Little Bluestem – Schizachyrium scoparium 2 – 3’H x 12″ Warm season grass.  Green to blue green leaves turn red/bronze in the fall.  And is a standout during winter.  With a fibrous root system, for Colorado its best grown in clay soils.  Will tolerate light shade and is drought tolerant.  Up to 7500ft host plant… Continue reading Schizachyrium scoparium – Little bluestem

Dropseed and Little Bluestem grasses arrive; soon big bluestem as well

The grasses that will make up the main fill for the prairie substrate  includes two native grasses that will provide both habitat and structure. LITTLE BLUESTEM ( Schizachyrium scoparium) DROPSEED (Sporobolus heterolepis) These little beauties arrived 5/16/2019 The intention was to allow acclimation 2 days in shade of patio and then move to sun. But… Continue reading Dropseed and Little Bluestem grasses arrive; soon big bluestem as well