Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Fire' PP19367
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Switch Grass
Zone 4 to 9, Full sun
Plants reach 48 to 54 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide. In the spring, sturdy, upright foliage is blue-green, but by early summer the leaves begin to turn a stunning shade of deep red. Most red switch grasses do not begin to turn color until late summer, instead of early summer. In late summer, rosy panicles appear just above the foliage. When in bloom, the leaves curl slightly, which gives the impression of red ribbons woven throughout the flowers.
Height: 4.0-5.0 Feet
Spread: 18.0-24.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Red shades
Low to Consistent Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Summer
Seasonal Interest: 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
Twenty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 3in deep x 2in wide.