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Schizachyrium scoparium Standing Ovation

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP25202

Bluestem - Little

‘Standing Ovation’ Little Bluestem is an exciting new introduction by those talented folks at North Creek Nurseries. The steel blue blades are wider than most Little Bluestem.  With thicker stems, the habit is reliably upright throughout the summer, fall, and winter. The summer colors of blue with hints of purple turn to spectacular shades of lavender, red, and orange in the fall. The airy seedheads are beautiful, especially when backlit by afternoon light, and the light tan winter color is displayed impressively on the upright strong stems. We find that it tolerates more irrigation than we expected, although its ideal conditions are those of dry sterile sites.  One of the native plants chosen by Piet Oudolf for the newly planted meadow garden at Delaware Botanic Gardens.

Height

48 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Silver

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
0 Schizachyrium scoparium Standing Ovation #1 200_100_100_651 sold
16 Schizachyrium scoparium Standing Ovation #2 320
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Fall Color - Attractive
Native
Winter Interest
Foliage
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Fall
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Blue/Blue-Gray/Blue-Green
Companion Plants to Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'
False Indigo Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'
False Indigo
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Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Feather Reed Grass