Red Switch Grass - Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'

Favorite cultivar of the red Panicum ornamental grasses. Upright form, but with neat and compact growth habit. Leaves are tinged red all growing season and richen to a deep red in fall. Slow grower with spreading growth pattern.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Multi-Coloured
Flower Attributes: 
Long Bloom Time
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Dry Areas
Mass Planting
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Modern
Traditional
Xeriscape
Zen
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
36-48"
Spread: 
24-36"
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Seasons: 
Fall
Special Features: 
Deer Resistant
Fall Colour
Winter Interest
Growth Habits: 
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 4.8 (9 votes)

Prefers moist, well drained soil. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. Cut back plants in spring, after enjoying the plumes through the winter, to promote vigorous growth. Divide every few years to maintain vigor. 

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