Standing Ovation Little Bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP #25,202
Pronunciation: ski-za-KRY-ee-um sko-PAIR-ee-um
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Summer, persisting through winter.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Privacy Screen, Hillside|
|Companion Plants||Coneflower (Echinacea); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Salvia (Salvia); Sedum (Sedum); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
|Care||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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.