Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Fire' PP19,367

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Red Switchgrass

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Blue-green stems and wine-red leaves change to fiery red in early summer. Tight, upright and sturdy habit.

Height

48-60 Inches

Spread

24-36 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

Bred by Gary Trucks

Bloom Time

July-September

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Fall Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ), Stonecrop (Sedum ), Aromatic Aster (Aster oblongifolius), Fall Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ), Fall Ornamental Cabbage (Cabbage ), Helen's Flower (Helenium ), Hardy Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Fall Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Ground Cover
Containers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Maroon
Blue-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Very Adaptable
Moist
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