Grass ‘Prairie Flame’ Panicum virgatum

Description

During spring, the foliage of Prairie Flame emerges blue green, and by early summer the leaves turn wine red, held above blue-green stems. Panicum virgatum is a popular clump-forming, warm-season, American Indian ornamental grass that tolerates a wide range of growing conditions and performs well across USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9. Being a warm-season grass, they do not begin to flush in the spring until the temperatures are conducive for plant growth; usually they begin growing in late March or April. Prairie Flame forms large upright clumps reaching 4-5 ft. tall and 18-24 inches wide. Red switch grass is very versatile and is commonly used as accent plants, background plantings, mass plantings or in mixed containers.

Panicum-virgatum-Prairie-Flame

During spring, the foliage of Prairie Flame emerges blue green, and by early summer the leaves turn wine red, held above blue-green stems. Panicum virgatum is a popular clump-forming, warm-season, American Indian ornamental grass that tolerates a wide range of growing conditions and performs well across USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9. Being a warm-season grass, they do not begin to flush in the spring until the temperatures are conducive for plant growth; usually they begin growing in late March or April. Prairie Flame forms large upright clumps reaching 4-5 ft. tall and 18-24 inches wide. Red switch grass is very versatile and is commonly used as accent plants, background plantings, mass plantings or in mixed containers.

Panicum-virgatum-Prairie-Flame