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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'

Standing Ovation Little Bluestem, Standing Ovation Blue Stem

Main interest:
colourful bluish green foliage in the summer, red-copper foliage in the fall, unique snow like seed heads
full sun
Soil humidity:
dry soil
Growth type:
Flower colour:
purple bronze with white seed heads
Flowering period:
August to November
blue, changing to copper
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 4 ft (1.2 m) width: 2 ft (0.6 m)
border, accent, containers, wildflower, meadow and native grass gardens

The Standing Ovation Little Bluestem is worthy of applause all season. This native North American grass is good as ground cover of massing or texture in a rock garden. Sturdy upright habit of attractive fine textured blue-green foliage gives way to branches adorn with small flowers. Fluffy, light catching seed clusters when the foliage turns an intense orange-red in the fall. Enjoy this display of showy colour through most of the winter. Pair with Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$12.99 - $35.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Andropogon scoparius 'Standing Ovation'

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