Durango BOtanical Society

Building Public Gardens Committed to Demonstration and Education

Standing Ovation little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’PP25,202) Spikey bluish-green leaves transition to a brilliant display of shades of red changing to deep purple in the autumn.

A warm season grass that does well in poor, dry soils, this North American native keeps a tight habit throughout the entire growing season. Spikey bluish-green leaves transition to a brilliant display of shades of red changing to deep purple in the autumn. Seed heads remain upright through winter and provide winter interest and food for birds. Brought to Plant Select® by North Creek Nursery. Useful in mass plantings or meadow designs. Xeriscape. 

Tips from the pros: Best planted in spring or early summer in dry climates. Leave plants standing through winter and cut back to the ground in spring.

Plant Type Ornamental grass
Height 24-36"
Width 15-18"
Flowering Season Late summer to fall
Flower Color Tan
Sun Sun
Water Needs Dry to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 3-8
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination No
Winter Interest Yes
Year Introduced 2016

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