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July Resilient Plant

Monday, July 01, 2019
by Josh Steger | Director of Horticulture

Little Bluestem ‘Standing Ovation’, Schizachyrium scoparium

We’ve already covered some fantastic native perennial wildflowers and sedges, but what about grasses? This month we’re featuring Little Bluestem ‘Standing Ovation’ or Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’. Although this cultivar is not native, it very closely resembles the native straight species Little Bluestem. There are so many great things about this plant from how easy it is to grow to its incredible aesthetics all year long. As mentioned before, the straight species is a Wisconsin native and can be found in prairies, meadows and landscapes across the state. Both Standing Ovation and Little Bluestem can tolerate drier soils in full sun, making them a great choice for hills and dry landscapes. Once established they can grow to about 1 to 2 feet tall without flowers and up to 5 feet with flowers.

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