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Hot Rod Switch Grass

Hot Rod Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod'

Native to North America

Collection: Grasses
Tags: grass, panicum, switch grass


This compact, drought tolerant, clumping grass has excellent vertical form. Blue-green foliage during the growing season turns a deep burgundy in summer. Airy purple flower panicles produce showy seed heads that provide winter interest.

Botanical NamePanicum virgatum 'Hot Rod'
ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
HardinessZone 2
Bloom MonthsAugust
FeaturesNative to North America

Planting Instructions

  • Remove from the growing container.
  • Dig a hole 2 times container size and same depth of container.
  • Refill with dry soil.
  • Water thoroughly after planting.