The little bluestems in said meadow have turned a gorgeous rusty red for the winter and are sporting fluffy white seed heads that shimmer in the winter sun.
The plants are small - they have only been in the ground for one season, after all - but they are just what I was hoping for.
Some of our more typical ornamental grasses, such as the muhlies, certainly are more symmetrical, but you just can't beat the rad red color of these native bluestems. And they ar of great benefit for native wildlife, including a big diversity of lepidopterans, including the Ottoe Skipper, Indian Skipper, Crossline Skipper, Dusted Skipper, Cobweb butterfly, and Dixie skipper.
Can't wait until they get bigger!
They beat the hell out of Mexican feathergrass in this garden...