Photo Courtesy of Hoffman Nursery, Inc

Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons (Red Switch Grass)

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

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
3-4 ft tall x 2-2.5 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
Patent Info PP# 17,944