Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' - Standing Ovation Little Bluestem
Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'
Bluish-green, upright foliage gives a sizzling display of oranges, reds, yellows and purplish-browns in the autumn. 'Standing Ovation' thrives in poor, dry soils and its seed heads are prized by native songbirds. It provides winter landscape interest and cover for birds and other native critters.
North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery.
Attracts birds and butterflies
Drought resistant and easy to grow
Native songbirds love its seed in fall & winter
Provides cover for ground birds and small mammals
Brilliant, fiery-colored foliage through fall
Perfect for massing to form a colorful sweep!
Found in woodlands edge, hillsides, slopes, prairie, plains, meadows, pastures and savannahs.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Skippers and "true" butterflies are closely related. Skippers were named for their quick, darting flight patterns. Skippers have antennae clubs that look like backward crochet hooks while butterflies have a club-like tips to their antennae.
Prefers average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Adaptable wide range of soil conditions. Cut back in late winter to early spring before the new foliage begins to grow.