Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)
Little Bluestem is a species of North American prairie grass native to most of the contiguous United States, a perennial bunchgrass prominent in tallgrass prairie. Little bluestem grows to become an upright, roundish mound of soft, bluish-green or grayish-green blades in May and June that is about two to three feet high. In July, it initiates flowering stalks, which may reach four to five feet in height. In fall, it displays a coppery or mostly orange color with tints of red or purple.
Light Requirements: Full sun
Water and Soil Requirements: Tolerates poor soil, drought tolerant
Deer Resistant: Yes
Ecological benefits/uses: Good for borders, rock gardens, rain gardens, wood margins, providing ground cover in sun-baked areas.
Find out more about Little Bluestem at https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=285323&isprofile=1&basic=schizachyrium%20scoparium