Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons
Ruby Ribbons Prairie Switch Grass
Details442-48" tall x 24-30" wide. Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons' (Ruby Ribbons Prairie Switch Grass) is an outstanding native ornamental grass that develops showy burgundy-red foliage in late summer and early fall. A selection of Panicum virgatum, it blooms in late summer with airy sprays of red flowers. A very easy-to-grown perennial, it thrives in a wide range of soil types and moisture levels. It's an excellent selection for use in a rain garden too.
|Common Name||Ruby Ribbons Prairie Switch Grass|
|Botanical Name||Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||42-48" tall|
|Mature Spread||24-30" wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Native|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.
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- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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