• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide, in bloom.
    Key Feature:
    Striking Fall Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PAN-ih-kum vir-GA-tum
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14 - 23
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide, in bloom.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleContemporary, Rustic
    Design IdeasGreat upright grass for prairie and meadow gardens or for small patches within thematic wild gardens. Add a modern architectural twist by planting in rows and grids. Insert into native plant landscapes as well as traditional xeriscape compositions or plant in mass for a drift of almost year round color. Perfect near water gardens or terraced patios where the breeze causes the airy plumes to sway gracefully.
    Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easy to grow and adapts to most soil types; prefers semi-moist to wet soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates mild drought, once established. Cut old foliage back and apply a general purpose fertilizer just before new shoots appear in late winter to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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