This rhizomatous perennial grass has a narrowly upright, clumping form. Mid-green stems bear stiff, erect, blue-gray leaves to 24 inches long. Foliage turns yellow in autumn. Weeping panicles of tiny purple-green spikes appear in early autumn.
CareGrow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil, in a sunny mixed or herbaceous border.
PropagationDivide between mid-spring and early summer.
ProblemsDamping off, black ring, tar spot, rust, smut, leaf spots, anthracnose, and sugarcane mosaic virus.
- Genus : Panicum
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Fall
- Light : Full Sun
- Plant Type : Grasses
- Flower Color : Red
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest