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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'

Little Blue Stem
This selection of Blue Stem gets 5 stars for sturdiness and fall color. it grows a bit taller than 'Carousel', reaching 3-4' and shares the desirable characteristics of great summer color (blue green) fall (coppery red) and winter (warm caramel). 'Standing Ovation' grows well in lean soil, though won't collapse in rich garden situations. It is hardy to zone 3 and is deer resistant. Schizachyrium is so handsome in person, but not especially photogenic.
Array Schizachyrium
Common Name Little Blue Stem
Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Season of Blooming Fall
Use Groundcover, Naturalizing, Ornamental, Container, Massing, Hedge
Special Attributes Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Foliage Interest
Color Blue-Green, Copper, Maroon