U of M introduction. A native that at one time was one of the most predominant grasses in North America. Dark blue to burgundy foliage turns to purple, violet and finally red. This selection is more upright than the typical little bluestem and will not fall over.
Male selection. Extremely hardy holly with rich deep green foliage on a dense twiggy oval-rounded form. Plant as a pollinator for 'Red Sprite' and 'Afterglow', excellent for the shrub border. Deciduous.
Soft shell pink with smooth guard petals that complement the rose, pink, and white colored centers. Found to be a consistent performer for the northern garden. Flowers have a mild sweet fragrance to enjoy.