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Standing Ovation Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP #25,202

SKU
43133
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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Botanical Pronunciationski-za-KRY-ee-um sko-PAIR-ee-um
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer, persisting through winter.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleRustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Privacy Screen, Hillside
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Salvia (Salvia); Sedum (Sedum); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

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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