Panicum virgatum ‘RR1’ (Ruby Ribbons)

(Ruby Ribbons Switchgrass)


$19.99


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

‘RR 1’, commonly sold under the trade name of RUBY RIBBONS, is noted for having blue-green foliage that matures by mid-season to an attractive purple-red. It has a compact form and vigorous growth habit. It typically grows 2-3’ tall.

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

Ruby Ribbons Switchgrass

Botanical Name

Panicum virgatum 'RR1'

Container/Amount

3 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

24-30"

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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