Every purchase supports the work of the RHS Every purchase supports the work of the RHS
  • little bluestem (syn. Andropogon scoparius )
  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' (PBR)

little bluestem (syn. Andropogon scoparius )

5 year guarantee
2 litre pot £17.99
2 litre pot £17.99
Quantity

This grass dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of Growth: average
  • Flowering period: August and September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Slender blue-green foliage forms a dense clump, from which the wispy flowerspikes are jettisoned in late summer - around the same time as the foliage takes on a purplish red hue. The foliage colour of this striking grass then continues to intensify in autumn, becoming redder and redder before dying back for in winter. The clearly upright silhouette of Schizachyrium 'Standing Ovation' will help add structure to the border, while the colour of the fiery foliage will draw the eye and create a handsome focal point.

  • Garden care: Cut the old stems back to their base in early winter and divide larger clumps in spring.
Share