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Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons

Switch Grass

Narrow, upright plants emerge with blue-green foliage that turns to burgundy-red in mid-summer. Wine color intensifies as season progresses. Plants are topped in late summer with airy red blooms that lend winter interest as seed heads.  It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds. Deer resistant. Native. Plant patented


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Status: Emerging
Availability: Sold Out
$19.29
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  • Category:Grasses
  • Hardiness Zone:4-9
  • Height:40-48 Inches
  • Spread:24-30 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Red

Prefers sun to light shade and moderately fertile soil, but is tolerant of drought, poor soils, and wet soils, making them great for rain gardens. 

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Sun/Light Shade
Light Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Well-Drained
Moist/Well-Drained
Moist
Wet
Flowering Months
July
August
Foliage Color
Blue-Green
Burgundy
Additional Information about Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons'

Drought-tolerant plants can also withstand occasional flooding.