Cheyenne Sky Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky' PP #23,209

Forms a dense, upright clump of blue-green leaves that turn wine red in early summer. Purple flower panicles appear just above the foliage in late summer. Drought and salt tolerant plants are deer resistant and provide protection for wintering songbirds. This petite red grass is ideal for containers and its root system provides erosion control.
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Botanical PronunciationPAN-ih-kum vir-GA-tum
Average Size at MaturityUpright growth, reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Plumes
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseErosion Control, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Salvia (Salvia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Sedum (Sedum)

Adaptable to most soil and moisture conditions; best with lean, semi-moist soils in full sun. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates dry spells when established. Cut clumps back to the ground in late winter to early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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