little bluestem groundcover?
I'm wondering if little bluestem would be a good groundcover choice for zone 9, Florida. I was thinking about just buying a forage variety and sowing in the autumn.
The conditions are quite harsh here--long growing season, poor soil, spring droughts, high temps, summer monsoons, hurricanes, etc.
I'm looking for a good dependable perennial grass that will grow thick but not too tall. I want it to look good into the autumn.
I've experimented with grasses native to this area in the past and I've been dissatisfied. They tend to be thin and wiry and take a long time to fill back in after mowing. Some of the lusher varieties like Indian grass struggled in the poor sand. Other varieties grew too large.
I'm currently experimenting with purple lovegrass. I like it so far, but donn here on this forum has warned me of its invasiveness so I'm considering alternatives.
I'm very open to other ideas.