Panicum virgatum Cheyenne Sky

Ornamental Grass, Red Switch Grass, Panic Grass

Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Medium 2' (3' in flower) (Plant 30" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Ideal grass for container, mass planting, or a colorful specimen. Panicum Cheyenne Sky emerges blue/green and begins turning wine red in early summer, becoming drenched in color just as the matching wine red flower panicles arise. Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow.

Panicum supplies an ideal wildlife habitat providing shelter and food for songbirds. Tolerates both wet and dry conditions. Switch Grass gets its name from the calming swishing sound produced with a gentle breeze. This tough ornamental grass is deer resistant, will grow near black walnut trees and even tolerates salt spray near the ocean and road salt. Finely-textured flower seed panicles open dark red and then turn beige in fall.

Features to Note:

  • OK in Containers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Birds

Panicum General Information:

Panicum are strongly vertical grasses with good color. Best form is achieved in full sun, more open habit if given too much shade. Airy clouds of flowers provide winter interest and food for birds. Ideal grass for stabilizing slopes prone to erosion. Ornamental grasses are restricted from Oregon.

Panicum Plant Care:

Prefers moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Cut back in early spring to 3-4" before new growth appears. Divide in spring only. Fast grower but late to wake up in the spring..

$15.95 ea.
(3+) $15.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: PACS