Schizachyrium scoparium Standing Ovation

Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass

 

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Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP25,202) is an outstanding selection chosen for its blue foliage, reddish fall color and strong upright growth habit. Widely adapted for planting across the US.

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Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Native
Winter Interest
Low Maintenance
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
SKU HBLETXX
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Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP25,202) is a new selection of our native Little Bluestem grass. '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'.
Associated SKUs
HBLETXX
HBLET31 (Plant - 3.5" deep pot)
HBLET09 (Flat of 9 Plants)
Common Name Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass
Botanical Name Schizachyrium scoparium Standing Ovation
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Wheat
Mature Height 40-48" tall
Mature Spread 12" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining, Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 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

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, 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.

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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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