CRCCD – Switch Grass ‘Ruby Ribbons’



Panicum virgatum ‘Ruby Ribbons’


Soil:  Well-drained, prefers Moist
Moisture:  Average to Wet
Light:  Full to Part Sun
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Width:  to 2 feet
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Great for massing or as an accent plant in borders, naturalized areas, and along pond edges.  Makes an effective screen.

Compact, clump-forming perennial highly prized for its summer and fall beauty.  Blue-green spring foliage matures to burgundy-red in late summer and fall.  Foliage is topped by plumes of pinkish-red, airy flower clusters that appear to hover over the foliage like a cloud.  Plumes turn tan-beige in fall and persist into winter, providing visual interest.  When in flower, plant height may reach 4 feet.  Cut back clumps to ground level in late winter.  Be careful not to over-fertilize or overwater as plants may flop over.  Tolerates occasional flooding and a wide range of soils including dry soils, but prefers moist sandy or clay soils.  Tolerates drought once established.  Seed capsules attract songbirds.

1 5-pint pot