Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) 'Cardinal'

A stocky variety, forming clumps of intense grey-blue leaves with grey flower heads, tinged red. As the temperature drops in autumn, its leaves take on a magnificent, flaming cardinal red. Perfectly hardy, it will keep it's stems and seedheads well into winter most years giving a good contrast to dark seedheads.

Winterhardy warm season perennial
Height 60/80 cm
Width 50-60 cm
Spacing 40-60 cm / 3-5 pc/m2
Flowering time VIII-X
Site sunny or partially shaded, drier to medium moisture well drained rich soil.
Use accent/ groups
Propagation seeds, dividing the clump
Cutting back  spring
Availability 2021
Out of stock