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Rotstrahlbusch Red Panicum Grass Plant

  • - Switch Grass
  • - Height: 4-5 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • - Exposure: Part Sun-Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: Summer
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Rotstrahlbusch Red Panicum Grass Plant
Plant Features

The Rostrahlbusch Red Panicum (Switch Grass) Plant is considered to be one of the best ornamentals for red foliage. It has an upright habit and slightly narrower, red-tinged leaves throughout the season, putting on more intense red in the fall, and keeps its color through the winter. It is perfect for container plantings and for small garden applications. Its blossoms are pinkish-beige and present from July through February in some climates.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 2-3 feet
Habit Clumping
Foliage Color Red/Orange
Features Drought tolerant
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Fall Garden, Prairie Garden, Rock Garden, Roof Garden, Therapeutic Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Erosion Control, Focal Point, Ground Cover, Texture
Pet Friendly Yes

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Red Switch Grass

Healthy plants. Shipped quickly. Very pleased. Thanks!

From Karen | September 21, 2012

Red Switch Grass

I ordered three of the Red Switch Grass. They arrived in good shape and ready to plant. I was very pleased.

From anonymous | September 21, 2012