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Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass
Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP25202

Height: 90 - 125cm (36 - 48 IN.)

Spread: 45 - 60cm (18 - 24 IN.)

Sturdy, upright stems of blue-green foliage in early summer turns to shades of red, orange and purple in fall. Silver plume-like seed heads persist through the winter. Tolerant of poor soil conditions and drought once established.

Height: 90 - 125cm (36 - 48 IN.)

Spread: 45 - 60cm (18 - 24 IN.)

The Blues Little Bluestem Grass
Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Height: 60 - 75cm (24 - 30 IN.)

Spread: 45 - 60cm (18 - 24 IN.)

Warm-season, clump-forming grass with slender blue-green foliage turns bright red-orange in fall and then a golden colour in winter. Purple-bronze inflorescence in summer mature to a silver-white seedhead in fall. Tolerant of high heat, humidity, drought and poor soils.

Height: 60 - 75cm (24 - 30 IN.)

Spread: 45 - 60cm (18 - 24 IN.)

Prairie Dropseed
Sporobolus heterolepis

Height: 60 - 90cm (24 - 36 IN.)

Spread: 60cm (24 IN.)

Clump-forming, warm-season, native grass. A fountain of fine, arching, green blades turn golden-orange in fall, topped by branched panicles of tiny pink and brown inflorescence. Tolerates Black Walnut, clay and rocky soils. Drought tolerant once established.

Height: 60 - 90cm (24 - 36 IN.)

Spread: 60cm (24 IN.)

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Plant names containing PBRAF, PP numbers and the like, may not be asexually propagated. Reproduction of these patented plants in any form, is prohibited. The symbols used to represent plant characteristics are based on our research and experience. Outcome may vary based on climate and conditions.

Full Sun

Full Sun: Varieties that require 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day to thrive and produce blooms to their full potential. The Plants with this icon are often heat-tolerant.

Part Shade

Partial Shade: Varieties that require 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best as these plants often prefer less intense heat.

Full Shade

Full Shade: Varieties that require less than 4 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best as these plants are often not heat-tolerant.

CVI

CVI: Certified Virus Indexed Prunus Pyrus and Malus varieties for export to the US.

New

New: All new variety additions to Bron and Sons within the last three years.

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Hummingbirds: Varieties with brightly colours, nectar-rich blooms. Often tubular shaped with a strong, sweet fragrance.

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Butterflies: These varieties often provide nectar on which butterflies feed. They can also be host plants that females lay their eggs on.

Attracts Birds

Attracts Birds: Varieties that provide food, cover and nesting areas for birds. Most commonly plants and trees that produce berries, fruits, seeds and nectar.

Plants for Pollinators

Plants for Pollinators: Varieties that provide nectar and pollen to pollinators. These plants are often brightly coloured and very fragrant. Many of the best plants to attract pollinators are native plants as they produce large amounts of nectar and pollen vs hybrid varieties.

Drought Tolerant

Drought Tolerant Once Established: Plants that have the ability to withstand extended periods without watering once they are established, but may still need to be mildly supplemented during extended dry periods.

Fire Resistant

Fire Resistant: These choices are presented as a basic guideline from credible sources, to increase resilience to wildfires. Fire resistant does not mean fire proof. Plants on this list may burn if they are not selected for site and local conditions as well as being properly maintained.

Cut or Dried Flowers

Cut or Dried Flowers: Plants that have beauty and appeal with a longer stem. Often maintainting a sweet fragrance and an extended vase life.

Deer Tolerant

Deer Tolerant: Varieties with the ability to withstand deer feeding without detrimental outcomes. Also included are varieties that deer prefer to avoid eating. Please note that plants which are resistant to deer browse may become options for food as climate change and loss of habitat can result in resource scarcity.

Rabbit Tolerant

Rabbit Tolerant: Varieties that deter rabbits; often has prickly, spiky or jagged foliage. May also refer to toxic varieties that rabbits will avoid eating. Please note that plants which are resistant to rabbit browse may become options for food as climate change and loss of habitat can result in resource scarcity.