Panicum virgatum ‘Hot Rod’

(Hot Rod Switchgrass)


$14.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Start your engines because this cultivar goes from blue to red faster and earlier than any other, the upright foliage starts out blue-green and then turns to deep maroon earlier in the season than most Switch Grasses, the maroon color intensifies as the season progresses.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture soil in full sun. Prefers moist, sandy or clay soil, but tolerant of dry soil. Will grow in very light shade, but in part shade it begins to lose its columnar form, growing more openly, and may fall over. Tolerates windy locations. May self-seed. Cut back to the ground in the spring.

Additional information

Common Name

Hot Rod Switchgrass

Botanical Name

Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

3-4'

Width

3'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late summer/early winter

Flower Color

dark red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

blue-green changing to maroon

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Maroon

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