Standing Ovation puts on three seasons of color. It starts bluish, with a deeper purple tone towards the base in summer. Small, tan seed heads also appear in late summer. Then in fall, desert sunset shades of red, orange and purple take over. When the weather turns wintery, the grass dries to a pretty wheat gold. These blades are thicker than those of most other Schizachyrium, which means they stay upright—a great vertical accent for a garden border. Alternatively, you could plant it as a screen for unsightly things in the landscape like a gas meter. The foliage adds longer lines in a flower arrangement, and because it changes colors, it can fit into a few different color palettes. You can also dry it for long-lasting interior décor. This grass does well in a wide range of soils. It's especially handy for soils that dry out quickly, because it is drought tolerant. Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP25202
Planting Instructions:Set at the same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil well and water thoroughly.
Shipped:DORMANT 2.5" POT
Flower Form:Small tan seed heads appear in late summer through fall.
Foliage Type: Sturdy, upright stems with blue cast, dark purple closer to base
Brilliant, fiery-colored foliage through fall
Blades are thicker than other Schizachyrium Sturdy, upright stems with blue cast, dark purple closer to base. Brilliant, fiery-colored foliage through fall. Blades are thicker than
Pruning:Cut to the ground in late winter to early spring.
Soil Requirement:Average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates wide range of soil conditions
Watering Requirement:Drought tolerant
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2021 Spring Shipping Schedule
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