Proven Winners Perennials

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Common Name: Red Switch Grass
Plant Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass
Exposure: Sun
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
Garden Height: 4 Feet
Garden Spread: 2-3 Feet
Size Category: Tall: 36 Inches or more
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Deer Resistant: Yes
Pot Size: 5.25 Inch Square Pot

Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky'


Pot Size: 5.25 Inch Square Pot

  • Sturdy, upright form resists flopping
  • Flowers and leaf tips develop red coloration
  • Birds will be attracted to the seeds in winter

Absolutely ideal for growing in attractive containers, this resilient Red Switch Grass is a perennial replacement for Pennisetum 'Rubrum'. The blue-green foliage of "Cheyenne Sky" grows tightly into a vase-shaped clump and starts to turn burgundy red in the early summer. Switch grass is so named because of the tranquil swishing sound it creates in the breeze.

Height: 4 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet

Uses: Borders, Landscapes, Mass Plantings, Naturalizing
Nature Attraction: Birds
Critter Resistance: Deer Resistant
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Native, Salt Tolerant

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