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Panicum virgatum Rotstrahlbusch (Red Switch Grass)

This clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous medium red-tinged green leaves that turn deeper shades of red in autumn and fade to beige in winter, while airy red-tinged flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
3-4 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar