Panicum virgatum 'Purple Tears' PP28518


‘Purple Tears’ Switch Grass was found by Piet Oudolf in his garden, and is presumed to be a seedling of Panicum ‘Shenandoah’. The seedheads are stunning, starting with tiny reddish seeds in August which mature to shades of smoky purple and then tan as fall progresses. The green stems are upright and hold up well under winter conditions. Panicum virgatum ‘Purple Tears’ is definitely one of the showiest Switchgrasses to grow.

  • Category: Grasses
  • Alternate Cultivar: Purple Tears
  • Patent: PP28518
  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Height: 48 Inches
  • Spread: 30 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Lavender/Purple


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