Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons'

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Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons')
Genus:  Panicum
Panicum Ruby Ribbons’ soft blue-green foliage emerges in the spring on upright, clumping plants. The foliage takes on a wine-red color in early summer, which intensifies as the season progresses. Flower heads appear in late summer, followed by ornamental seed heads, which, if left uncut, provide long-lasting winter interest.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Red, airy seed heads; blue-green foliage turns burgundy-red in mid-summer.
Care:  Water regularly, do not overwater.
Propagation: 

By dividing the rootball.

Problems: 



Information provided by Santa Rosa Gardens

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Late Summer
Flower Color
Red
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Backyard,
Beds and Borders,
Combinations,
Container,
Dried Flower,
Front Yard,
Low-Maintenance,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Sun,
Texture
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Grasses

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