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Hot Rod Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod' PP #26,074

Pronunciation: PAN-ih-kum vir-GA-tum
SKU #40501
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A compact, drought and salt tolerant, clumping grass with excellent vertical form. Blue-green foliage during the growing season turns a deep burgundy in summer. Airy purple flower panicles produce showy seed heads that provide winter interest. A haven for wintering songbirds.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Multicolored
Companion Plants Barberry (Berberis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Aster (Aster); Coneflower (Echinacea)
CARE
Care Easy to grow and adaptable 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.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.