Panicum amarum 'Dewey's Blue'

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Bitter Switchgrass

USDA Hardiness Zone 2-9

Powdery-blue foliage with blooms of blue to beige airy panicles in late summer.
A very graceful fountain habit.

Height

3-4 Feet

Spread

3-4 Feet

Interesting Notes

Selected by Richard Darke and named after a lower Delaware Beach.

Bloom Time

July-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

This Panicum can spread by rhizome, so this is a good choice for erosion control.
Grows in dry, sterile locations.
Salt tolerant.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Bluemist Shrub (Caryopteris clandonensis), Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata), Dwarf Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides), Coneflower (Echinacea Big Sky), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia grandiflora), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Catmint (Nepeta faassenii), Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), Hybrid Sage (Salvia nemorosa), Speedwell (Veronica )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Ground Cover
Containers
Dried Flowers
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Blue
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Winter
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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