<i>Schizachyrium scoparium</i> 'Standing Ovation'<br>Standing Ovation Little Bluestem
<i>Schizachyrium scoparium</i> 'Standing Ovation'<br>Standing Ovation Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'
Standing Ovation Little Bluestem

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Bird Friendly Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart Shade
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!

Native Range

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)

Interesting Facts

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.


Mature Size: 3-4ft. Tall x 10-12in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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