Schizachyrium 'Standing Ovation'

Item #28034
$25.95 $15.57


Hardy to Zone 3 | A Superior Selection of Little Bluestem Grass

A native grass, little bluestem was once dominant in the tallgrass prairie region of central North America. Standing Ovation is a superior selection that features wider (than straight species plants) blue leaf blades with red tips.

In late summer, tall flower spikes shoot up from the exceptionally colored bluish green blades as the foliage takes on shades of purple at the base. In autumn, attractive clusters of fluffy, silvery white seed heads rest against its spectacular orange and red fall color and often persist through winter, a good food source for birds. Most winters see it standing tall and bronze, stunning against fresh snow, adding interest to the garden.

Clump forming, it has a tight, upright habit that maintains a uniform, somewhat formal appearance, never running and becoming weedy. This low-maintenance plant is best suited to sunny, high, and dry environments. It tolerates heat and drought (even sun-baked areas) better than most ornamental grasses and is an excellent choice for xeriscapes but is also well suited to rock gardens, meadow gardens, mixed beds, and containers. It's lovely planted in a border, and it's deer resistant.

Berlandiera, Salvia, and Leucanthemum make good companions.


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Genus Schizachyrium
Species scoparium
Variety 'Standing Ovation'
ppaf PP 25,202
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 3 - 8
Bloom Start to End Late Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 3 ft
Plant Width 18 in
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Native
Foliage Color Blue Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Winter Interest
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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