little bluestem cultivar question

jimmy2010July 9, 2012

Can anyone tell me if 'The Blues' and 'Prairie Blues' are the same cultivar? If they're not then what are the differences between the two? Thanks

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donn_(7b-8a)

They're different cultivars...and there are at least two more blue cultivars as well; 'Blue Heaven' AKA MinnBlueA and 'Aldous.'

'Prairie Blues' and 'Aldous' can be successfully grown from seed, while the other two are less cooperative.

'Blue Heaven' AKA MinnBlueA is the tallest and most erect in habit.

All 4 are different shades of blue, ranging from blue/green ('Aldous') to steel blue/burgundy ('Blue Heaven').

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 12:49PM
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jimmy2010

Interesting- thanks. Picked up 'the blues' in 1 gallons to plant in a group as a tall groundcover in front of rudbeckias and coneflowers. I'm hoping it looks natural and not too tacky and out of place. I like how they are only slightly blueish.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 9:36PM
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