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Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass

SKU: AM014933
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
This drought-tolerant grass thrives even in poor, dry soils, providing cover for birds. Standing Ovation evolves from blue/green in the spring months to orange, red and yellow in the autumn garden. It also provides winter interest and keeps its compact form throughout most of the season. (Schizachyrium scoparium)
key features
Botanical Name
Schizachyrium scoparium Standing Ovation PP#25202
Native, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Winter Interest, Small Spaces
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" wide


40-48" tall x 12" wide. Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass is a selected cultivar of our native prairie grasses. Like all ornamental grasses, Standing Ovation adds dimension to every garden, its narrow leaves contrasting nicely with broader leaves of common perennials and shrubs. The grass blades emerge blue-green, gradually turning bright red. Plants bloom in mid to late summer and turn orange, red, and burgundy in the fall. When the wind blows through this grass, the entire garden comes alive with movement. It’s a real stunner, especially when, in fall, the sunlight shines through its leaves, lighting them on fire. Standing Ovation grows best in full sun and is drought-tolerant once established. Will grow well in poor soils. Leave standing in the garden for winter interest and cut back in late winter or early spring.