Grass - Ornamental
|Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky'
Absolutely ideal for growing in decorative containers, this hardy Red Switch Grass is a perennial substitute for Pennisetum 'Rubrum'. Measuring in at just 3ft (2ft before blooming), 'Cheyenne Sky' forms a tight, vase-shaped clump of blue-green foliage that begins turning wine red in early summer. By late summer, nearly the entire clump is drenched in color and is topped by matching wine-red flower panicles held just above the foliage. It makes a dynamite specimen plant and is even more eye-catching when planted en masse.
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips
Cut to 6" in March. Tolerates heavy clay soil. Tolerates periodic flooding and roadside salt.
Patent No: PPAF
Image courtesy Walters Gardens Inc.