Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod'
- Calculated at Checkout
- Highly colorful variety
- Blue-green leaves become dark burgundy
- Songbirds love the seeds
Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod' is an upright and sturdy ornamental grass that makes an impact in the garden. The blades emerge bluish-green and then quickly darken to red until the entire plant is deep maroon. It turns red earlier than other Panicum varieties. Switch grass is a very important component of the tallgrass prairie that used to cover much of the eastern United States, and this variety is a wonderful choice for extended landscape interest in your own yard. U.S. native.
Uses: Bogs, Borders, Erosion Control, Landscapes, Mass Plantings, Naturalizing, Pond Edges, Rain Gardens, Screening, Stream Banks, Xeriscaping
Nature Attraction: Birds
Critter Resistance: Deer Resistant
Notable Features: Colorful Foliage, Cut Flowers, Tolerates Drought, Salt, & Pollution, Native
Growth Habit: Upright
Homeowner Growing Tips: Prefers full sun and moderately fertile, well-drained soil, though adaptable to most soils. Cut to 3" - 4" in late winter. Divide from mid-spring to early summer, if necessary.