Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'

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Red Switch Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Upright, clump-forming, shorter variety with narrow leaves of green with burgundy tips that age to bright red in autumn. Retains color throughout the winter. Old, reliable cultivar.

Height

36-48 Inches

Spread

20-24 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Bloom Time

July-September

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Fall Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Ornamental Kale (Redbor Kale ), New York Aster (Aster dumosus), Helen's Flower (Helenium autumnale), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Tickseed (Coreopsis Big Bang), Ornamental Oregano (Origanum ), Threadleaf (Coreopsis Permathread), Three-lobed Coneflower (Rudbeckia triloba), Fall Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia )

Characteristics & Attributes

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