A wonderfully colored ornamental grass, that is a native prairie grass. It has bluish tinge along with greens and purple. The colors turn more intense in fall and remain over winter. Extremely drought tolerant and is perfect in full sun. Grows to about 24″ to 36″ and the same wide.
The plant we have may be the variety ‘Standing Ovation’ but cannot be certain of that.
Pronunciation: ski-za-KRY-ee-um sko-PAIR-ee-um
Species Meaning: Like a broom
Schizachyrium scoparium is native to Texas, U.S..
Should be cut down before new foliage emerges in spring. It may be a bit of a floppy plant and need to be tied up to stay neat.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20156
We acquired this plant from D & D Nursery.