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Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons


Red Switch Grass

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 8.290.140


(='RR1') Switch Grass is one of the easiest and most attractive ornamental grasses, with no tendency to spread or become troublesome. This colourful midsized selection forms an upright clump of leaves that begin blue-green then develop wine-red tips as they mature. Airy heads of tiny reddish-brown flowers appear in late summer. Attractive well into the winter. Flowers are good for cutting, fresh or dried. Trim back to the ground in early spring. Drought tolerant once established. Bred by Dr. Mark Brand at the University of Connecticut. USPP#17944: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Green
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Bronze
  Deep Green
  Red
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Waterside
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons


Red Switch Grass

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 8.290.140


(='RR1') Switch Grass is one of the easiest and most attractive ornamental grasses, with no tendency to spread or become troublesome. This colourful midsized selection forms an upright clump of leaves that begin blue-green then develop wine-red tips as they mature. Airy heads of tiny reddish-brown flowers appear in late summer. Attractive well into the winter. Flowers are good for cutting, fresh or dried. Trim back to the ground in early spring. Drought tolerant once established. Bred by Dr. Mark Brand at the University of Connecticut. USPP#17944: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Green
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Bronze
  Deep Green
  Red
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Waterside
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.