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Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch' - Switchgrass from Pleasant Run Nursery

Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'

Switchgrass

‘Rotstrahlbusch’ Switchgrass is a lovely selection of our native grass selected originally in Germany (‘Rotstrahlbusch’ means ‘Red Ray Busch’ in German). The silvery green summer foliage begins to develop red tips in late summer, and the blades of Panicum virgatum ‘Rotstrahlbusch’ become distinctly red in fall before turning tan in winter. The airy seedheads add to the beauty from late summer through winter, and the seeds are an important food source for wildlife. This Panicum is surprisingly tolerant of wet sites.

Height

48 Inches

Spread

36 Inches

Bloom Color

Ivory/Buff

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
21 Panicum virgatum Rotstrahlbusch #3 (silver-green foliage)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Fall Color - Attractive
Native
Rain Garden Plants
Winter Containers
Winter Interest
Foliage
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Sandy
Wet
Bloom Time
Fall
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Clay Soil Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green-Gray/Green-Silver/Silver
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