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Standing Ovation Little Bluestem

Changes with the seasons

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  • Upright habit for a vertical border accent
  • Tolerant of drought and poor soil
  • Three seasons of colorful interest
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches
  • Zone: 3-8
  • Flowering Date: Late summer through fall.
  • Ship As: 3" POT
74910-Standing Ovation Little Bluestem

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We ship this item in Fall

Standing Ovation Little Bluestem

Description
Standing Ovation puts on three seasons of color. It starts bluish, with a deeper purple tone towards the base in summer. Small, tan seed heads also appear in late summer. Then in fall, desert sunset shades of red, orange and purple take over. When the weather turns wintery, the grass dries to a pretty wheat gold. These blades are thicker than those of most other Schizachyrium, which means they stay upright—a great vertical accent for a garden border. Alternatively, you could plant it as a screen for unsightly things in the landscape like a gas meter. The foliage adds longer lines in a flower arrangement, and because it changes colors, it can fit into a few different color palettes. You can also dry it for long-lasting interior décor. This grass does well in a wide range of soils. It's especially handy for soils that dry out quickly, because it is drought tolerant. Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP25202
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameSchizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP25202
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing12 - 16 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-8
  • Flowering DateLate summer through fall.
  • Planting InstructionsSet at the same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil well and water thoroughly.
  • Flower FormSmall tan seed heads appear in late summer through fall.
  • Foliage Type Sturdy, upright stems with blue cast, dark purple closer to base Brilliant, fiery-colored foliage through fall Blades are thicker than other Schizachyrium Sturdy, upright stems with blue cast, dark purple closer to base. Brilliant, fiery-colored foliage through fall. Blades are thicker than
  • Soil RequirementAverage, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates wide range of soil conditions
  • Watering RequirementDrought tolerant
  • PruningCut to the ground in late winter to early spring.
  • Shipped3" POT
  • Height/Habit36 - 48 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information
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Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Bulbs, Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
5B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
5A 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
6A & 6B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
7A 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
7B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
8A & 8B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
9A-10B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/28/19
Zones 7-10: 11/11/19

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