‘Standing Ovation’ is a variety of Little Bluestem, one of our Native grasses. Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ is the official name for those of you who wish to tackle pronunciation.
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If you have been hesitant to plant ornamental grasses due to their size this one is sure to please. It’s stature is smaller than most growing 3-4’ tall with a tight upright habit, and blue blades. The clump will only get 18” wide making it suitable for those tighter spots in the garden.
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The habit, color and texture offer a great contrast in the garden. In the fall this grass puts on a spectacular show of color with reds, orange, yellow and purple throughout the clump. Easy to grow in any sunny location and tolerates poor, dry soils. It is attractive to birds and deer resistant.