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Panicum virgatum ‘Cheyenne Sky’
Panicum virgatum ‘Cheyenne Sky’
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Panicum virgatum ‘Cheyenne Sky’

Red Switch Grass

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 8.290.030

The most compact Switch Grass selection on the market, ideal for sunny borders, mixed containers or for massing. This emerges with blue-green leaves in late spring, forming a tidy and well-behaved mound. By late summer the leaf tips have turned a deep wine-red shade just as airy sprays of dark-red flowers begin to appear. Stays attractive well into winter. Trim plants back to the ground in early to mid spring. Bred by Gary Trucks of Amber Wave Gardens in Michigan. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Panicum virgatum ‘Cheyenne Sky’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Wild Flower
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.