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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' (Little bluestem) Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' (Little bluestem)

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PPAF

Little bluestem

A North Creek discovery sure to give a brilliant performance in the landscape, worthy of applause.  It keeps a tight, upright habit throughout the entire season and has stood strong even in the rich soils of our trial gardens.

Sturdy, upright stems with blue cast, dark purple closer to base
Brilliant, fiery-colored foliage through fall
Blades are thicker than other Schizachyrium species

A warm season grass that does well in poor, dry soils.  Spikey bluish-green stems and leaves transition to a sizzling display of oranges, reds, yellows, and purplish-browns in the autumn.  Also provides winter interest before cutting back in early spring to make way for new growth.

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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PPAF LP50 - 50 per flat $70.00
Additional royalty fee per flat $10.00
Total price per flat $80.00
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Height

3-4 ft

Spread

12 in

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Silver

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' Growing and Maintenance Tips

S. scoparium can be found in dry fields, prairies and woods from Maine to Alberta and Idaho, south to Florida and Arizona. Tolerant of a wide range of soils. Self seeds, though not prolifically. Cut to the ground in spring before new growth emerges. Best utilized as a vertical accent in perennial borders or as a screen.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Dry
Dry
Average
Average

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Fall
Summer
Winter
Attributes
Mass Planting
Meadow
Dry Sun
Erosion Control
Native to US
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Tissue culture