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  • Striking blue-green foliage in spring and summer
  • Turns a blazing purple-pink by fall 
  • A friend to songbirds and butterflies 
  • Provides year-long texture to your garden 
  • Low maintenance with no serious pest or disease problems 
  • Perfect ground-cover for empty landscapes 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Mature Height: 2-3' tall
  • Mature Width: 1-2' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 1-2' apart

Standing Ovation Little Bluestem

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP25,202

Regular price $79.00
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Shipping included
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Why plant Standing Ovation Little Bluestem?

A grass worthy of applause! Our Standing Ovation Little Bluestem is the vibrant colored addition your garden is begging for! Each grass stem is colored green with deep purple tips that stand straight up. The ombre effect will thrill you and your landscape. This native grass is very low maintenance and easy-to-grow. Little friends, like songbirds and butterflies, love these colorful grasses. Add Bluestems to your garden as a border, background filler, ground cover, or decorate your patio by planting into containers.

"Standing Ovation' was discovered as a naturally occurring whole plant mutation in Landenburg, Pennsylvania in the summer of 2003.

How to use Standing Ovation Little Bluestem in the landscape?

These beautifully vibrant grasses are wonderful for at-home decorative gardens. Accentuate garden borders with these vertical accent plants, spruce up fence lining, or even decorate around bigger trees. Use these colorful grasses to your advantage! Bluestem Grasses add a whole new kind of texture and dimension to your garden.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant Standing Ovation Little Bluestem

Plant your Little Bluestem in places where they can reach full sun with dry soils. They are drought tolerant and low maintenance.

How To Water

Once yours Little Bluestem grass is established, you may water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.

How To Prune

In the late winter to early spring, cut your Little Bluestem grasses to the ground. Doing this will encourage healthy attractive looking sprouts to be produced every season.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

How Does Shipping Work?

Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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