Panicum virgatum 'Blood Brothers'

Panicum 'Blood Brothers' Red Switch Grass

Common Name: Red Switch Grass, Ornamental Grass

Compared to other Red Switch Grass on the market, this new grass has a deeper, more dramatic color. Blue-green leaves are almost completely overshadowed by the wine purple coloration, forming a strictly upright habit of foliage. Tan flower heads appear in late summer. Use this grass for a splash of foliage color in your sun garden. A sport of 'Heavy Metal'. From Valleybrook Gardens in British Columbia.

Switch grass gets its name from the peaceful swishing sound it makes when blowing in the wind. All parts of this grass are very sturdy, and will remain standing thru winter unless snows are heavy. This provides important cover for birds during the coldest days of winter. This grass is very versitile from a design standpoint; it is effective as a specimen, in masses, for screening, alongside ponds or streams, or even in large containers.

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