Standing Ovation Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP #25,202

Exceptionally sturdy stems that don't flop over, even in high winds and heavy rain. Striking blue-green foliage adds great contrast with hints of green, pink, and purple. Foliage color softens in late summer then develops fiery red and orange hues in fall. Showy silver plumes develop seed heads that persist through winter, providing forage for birds.
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3 - 8

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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationski-za-KRY-ee-um sko-PAIR-ee-um
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1½ ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer, persisting through winter.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitNarrow, Upright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Rock Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Grows easily in a wide range of soils and environmental conditions including clay, high heat, and humidity. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Cut to the ground in late winter to early spring.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 8

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