Schizachyrium scoparium 'Carousel' (Little Bluestem) Unity Grown

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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Carousel' is a cultivar of little bluestem, a native warm season perennial grass that grows in narrow clumps. Growing to only 18-36" in drier soils and full sun, 'Carousel' little bluestem has a narrower, rounder form than some of the other little bluestem cultivars, but still makes for a highly adaptable choice in the home garden, proving tolerant to snow, rain, drought, flood, deer browsing, and a variety of soils including clay and saline conditions with the added benefit of a more compact footprint.

The 'Carousel' cultivar is an brilliantly striking addition to the home landscape; in the summer, this bluestem's foliage begins picking up pink highlights among its otherwise uniformly pale green hues, and as the fall begins to set in, 'Carousel' produces a dizzying array of fantastic circus colors, with leaves and stem joints turning coppery brown, pink, and red, all contrasting very well against its remaining greens. In addition to its color palette, 'Carousel' was also selected for its upright habit, adding interest to the landscape all winter long.

Native to Eastern Shore, Native to Maryland, and Native to U.S.
Mature Plant Height: Short: 12-29" and Medium: 30-48"
Deciduous
Sun (6+ hours)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry, Well-drained, and Wide Tolerance
Soil Type: Poor, Average, and Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Summer and Fall
Flower Color: Pink
Foliage color: Green and Purple
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Wildlife, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Erosion Control, Fall Color, and Winter Interest
Tolerances: Deer Tolerant, Rabbit Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Wet Soil Tolerant, Flood Tolerant, Clay Soil Tolerant, Black Walnut Tolerant, and Salt Tolerant
Garden Type: Meadow, Rain Garden, Small Space, and Border/Screen

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