Carousel Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Carousel' PP #20,948

A handsome, dwarf clumping grass with distinct blue-green blades highlighted pink by mid-summer. Foliage transitions into a kaleidoscope of copper, pink, and mahogany in fall. Tolerates nutrient-poor soils and requires little care. Retains its upright form through winter, providing structure in the landscape and shelter for wildlife.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationski-za-KRY-ee-um sko-PAIR-ee-um
Average Size at MaturityReaches 24-36 in. tall and 30 in. wide.
Bloom TimeDelicate flower stalks, late summer to fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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