Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons
Ruby Ribbons Prairie Switch Grass
Details42-48" tall x 24-30" wide. Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons' PP# 17,944 (Ruby Ribbons Prairie Switch Grass) emerges in spring with soft blue-green foliage. A selection of Panicum virgatum, it blooms in late summer with airy sprays of red flowers. As summer progresses, it develops showy burgundy-red foliage that intensifies by fall. A very easy-to-grow 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.
HBLWG51 (Plant - 5" deep pot)
HBLWG18 (Plant - Flat of 18)
|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, Fall|
|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, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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