Schizachyrium scoparium Standing Ovation New Item

Little Bluestem

Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Tall 3-4' (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Fall to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade:
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable / Not Applicable
Patent: #25,502
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

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.

Features to Note:

  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Birds

Schizachyrium General Information:

Schizachyrium are North American natives valued for their winter color and interest. Ornamental grasses are restricted from Oregon.

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.

$14.95 ea.
(3+) $14.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: SCSO