Schizachyrium scoparium Standing Ovation
Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass
DetailsStanding Ovation Little Bluestem Grass (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP25,202) is a new selection of our native Little Bluestem grass. Our 2018 Plant of The Year, 'Standing Ovation' was selected for its strong upright growth habit, blue summer foliage, and outstanding reddish fall color. It stands up well to rain, wind, and snow and the stems won't bend over, giving the grass a tidy appearance, especially in the fall and winter months when it provides off-season beauty. Recommended companion plants include Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea) and native ornamental grasses like Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition'.
Flat of 9 plants will cover 9 square feet when planted together
HBLET31 (Plant - 3.25" deep pot)
HBLET09 (Plant - Flat of 9)
|Common Name||Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass|
|Botanical Name||Schizachyrium scoparium Standing Ovation|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||40-48" tall|
|Mature Spread||12" wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Well Draining, Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Native, Winter Interest, Low Maintenance, Plants for Small Spaces|
|Ideal Region||Coastal California, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display on the cart at checkout after you enter your zip code. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from Feb 25 through mid-June, warmest zones first.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.
Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Schizachyrium scoparium Standing Ovation:
This is a beautiful plant from mid-summer through the winter until I cut it down for it's new growth. I've had it 3-4 years in my native, xeric garden and l loved it from the first fall when it turned pink-red. I transplanted it to another location last year to give it more prominence and had no problem. It is drought resistant and hardy. I really like it.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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