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UPC: 794094318201
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Common Name: Little Bluestem
Plant Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass
Exposure: Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Fall
Garden Height: 24-48 Inches
Garden Spread: 30-40 Inches
Size Category: Tall: 36 Inches or more
Deer Resistant: Yes
Pot Size: 5.25 Inch Square Pot

Will begin shipping May 17th 2024 . Ship date varies based on your location, hardiness zone, and the maturity level of the plant. If you have a specific shipping time request, please add it in the comments for your order.

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'


Pot Size: 5.25 Inch Square Pot

  • Airy blue foliage with purple tints
  • Phenomenal autumn color
  • Resists flopping

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' has wider leaves than other varieties. Throughout the summer the leaves become a brighter steel color with purple hues that make it look almost iridescent. Purple panicles appear in the fall with fluffy tan seeds and the foliage becomes a mix of purple, blue, red, pink, burgundy, and orange pigments. This plant produces lots of interest year-round!

This U.S. native was one of the dominant grasses of the tallgrass prairie which once covered much of central North America. Songbirds love the seeds, some butterflies use this as a food plant, and many native bees use bits of it for nesting material. Put a little piece of prairie in your own yard or meadow!
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Erosion Control, Landscapes, Mass Plantings, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens, Rock Gardens, Slopes, Xeriscaping
Nature Attraction: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Colored Foliage, Tolerant of Drought, Heat, Humidity, Salt, Pollution, & Black Walnuts; Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, in well-drained soil. Tolerant of poor, shallow, rocky, or clay soils. Cut old stems down in early or late winter.