Schizachyrium scoparium 'Carousel' - Carousel Little Bluestem
DESCRIPTIONCarousel Little Bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium 'Carousel'
This dwarf selection of Little Bluestem is noted for its unique, rounded form. Fine green foliage with strongly upright stems provides songbirds with a strong perch as they feed on the much-loved seeds all winter long. In fall, kaleidoscopes of copper, pink, tan, and dark orange-red grace this beauty.
- Uniquely colorful fall foliage, nice in dried arrangements
- Provides nest sites, cover, and food for birds
- Attracts butterflies, host plant for many skippers
- Easy to grow, deer resistant
- Drought resistant once established in landscape
Prairies, fields, open woodlands and roadsides from New Brunswick to Alberta south to Arizona and Florida.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Pollinators such as butterflies brush against reproductive parts of plants moving pollen from one flower to another. This crucial act results in fertilization and seed set assuring food for birds and insects and future generations of plants.
Prefers average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Adaptable wide range of soil conditions.