‘Standing Ovation’ is a cultivar which features blue leaf blades with red tips. Leaf blades are wider than those found on straight species plants. Fall color consists of attractive shades of red and maroon, with retention of such colors continuing late in the season. The upright and rigid plant habit of this cultivar is typically retained without lodging when plants are grown in rich soils. ‘Standing Ovation’ was discovered as a naturally occurring plant.