Schizachyrium Standing Ovation

Little Bluestem, Bluestem
$17.95 ea.
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2022 PPA Plant of the Year
Worthy of applause, the tight upright habit of spiky bluish-green stems delivers an encore performance in autumn when its foliage transitions to a brilliant fiery display of orange, red and yellow hues. Received a top rating at the Penn State University Trial Gardens. Native to the U.S., Schizachyrium is a beautiful vertical accent in perennial borders. S. Standing Ovation will self-seed, though not prolifically. The seed heads are an excellent food source for birds.

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Patent PP25,202
Plant Type Perennials, Grasses
Species scoparium
Height Tall 3' (4' in flower)
Spacing Plant 12-18" apart
Bloom Time Early Fall to Mid-Fall
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Soil Type Normal, Clay
Water Needs Low
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Schizachyrium General Information

Schizachyrium are North American natives valued for their winter color and interest. Ornamental Grasses are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Schizachyrium Plant Care

Prefers dry, not especially fertile soil. Does not tolerate wet soils. Can be divided in spring when needed. Cut back in early spring leaving 3-4" of previous years growth. Will self sow.