Schizachyrium 'Standing Ovation'

Schizachyrium 'Standing Ovation'

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Hardy to Zone 3 | A Superior Selection of Little Bluestem Grass
SKU 28034
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Item Form
2-Quart
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Key Characteristics
Zone

3 - 8

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

18 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Schizachyrium 'Standing Ovation'

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.

Product Details

Item Form 2-Quart
Genus Schizachyrium
Species scoparium
Variety 'Standing Ovation'
Plant Patent PP 25,202
Product Classification Grasses
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Clematis Pruning Groups Group 3
Bloom Color Blue
Max Bloom Size 4.00
Bloom Season Start Late Summer
Bloom Season End Mid Fall
Foliage Color Blue Green
Days To Maturity 750.00
Harvest Season Early Summer
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Special Features Bird Lovers, Native
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Winter Interest
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, ID, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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