Panicumvirgatum'Cheyenne Sky' PP23209
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Red Switch Grass
this hardy Red Switch Grass is a perennial substitute for Pennisetum 'Rubrum'. Measuring in at just 3' (2' before blooming), 'Cheyenne Sky' forms a tight, vase-shaped clump of blue-green foliage that begins turning wine red in early summer.
By late summer, nearly the entire clump is drenched in color and is topped by matching wine-red flower panicles held just above the foliage. It makes a dynamite specimen plant and is even more eye-catching when planted en masse.
Height: 3.0 Feet
Spread: 1.5 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Purple-red shades
Foliage Color: Purple shades
Low to Consistent Water Needs
Poor to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Summer
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads, Fall Color
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Attractive Foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant, Focal Point
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2 inches wide.
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I bought these to replace several (of 11) that were killed off in last years abnormally cold winter here in MD. I planted 2-3 plugs per old plant and they have taken wonderfully. I don't think I have ever had the consistent quality as I have seen from Blooming Designs anywhere else.