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Grass Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky'
Common name: Red Switch Grass
Measuring in at just 3ft (2ft before blooming), 'Cheyenne Sky' forms a tight, vase-shaped clump of blue-green foliage that begins turning wine red in early summer. Proven Winners Variety.
By late summer, nearly the entire clump is drenched in color and is topped by matching wine-red flower panicles held just above the foliage. It makes a dynamite specimen plant and is even more eye-catching when planted en masse.
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.
Ornamental Grasses add graceful texture and movement to the garden. These varieties thrive in full sun growing conditions and are proven deer resistant.
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.
Size: 2.0" Starter plant
Spread: 18" Tight clump forming
Light requirement: Full sun
Hardy Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Brand Hong Quat Packging
Calo 36 Calo