Gently swaying in the wind our Hot Rod Red
Switch Grass shows its true colors under the
full sun—transforming the blue-green blades
to a rich, deep maroon. Additionally, lovely tan flowers appear in late summer to early fall. PPAF
Light: Full sun
Bloom Time: Late summer to early fall
Zones: 4 to 10
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Hot Rod Red Switch Grass Product Details
Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod' PPAF
3 - 3,5'
18" - 24"
18" - 24"
Zone 4 - 10 (-30 degreed F)
Firmly upright blades
Individual flowers small and fluffy, forming long elegant panicles held 12" - 15" above the foliage
Late summer to early fall
Set at the same depth they are at in the container. Firm well and water in thoroughly
Well drained, tolerant of a wide range of conditions, except wet soils
Fast once established which takes approximately one growing season
This switch grass prefers full sunâ€”in fact, that's where you'll see the best color development. Firmly upright blades blue/green, reddening rapidly until the whole plant is rich, deep maroon. Though the foliage is obviously the real star, lovely tan flower heads appear in late summer to early fall, imparting additional interest to an already attractive plant
None, except to cut back stems
Hot Rod Red Switch Grass Customer Reviews
Hot Rod Red Switch GrassReview by Elaine Mills - Bergman, AR Posted on 2013-09-01 14:24:22
Gorgeus leaves and plumes really add to the looks of the plant. Great for the areas you want to look great but no work! Fabulous for rock gardens too.