Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

Panicum virgatum Red Flame (Red Switch Grass)

This clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous blue-green leaves that turn wine red, while pink-tinged flower panicles appear midsummer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
3-3.5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Nativar
Patent Info PPAF