Panicum virgatum Purple Tears Switchgrass

$17.95
$17.95
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Description

A variety of the US native Switchgrass, Panicum 'Purple Tears' displays a cloud of soft gray panicle blooms in late summer, followed by unique purple seeds heads in fall. The seeds are a real treat for goldfinches and other small birds.

Panicum 'Purple Tears' Switchgrass is drought-tolerant and adaptive to poor and wet soils. It is happiest in moderately fertile soil. It is deer-resistant and a larval host for Skipper Butterflies.

Panicum 'Purple Tears' Switchgrass would be an excellent addition to rain gardens and cottage gardens!

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Switchgrass, Switch Grass
  • Zones: 6-10
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Wet to Average
  • Height at Maturity: 48"
  • Width at Maturity: 24"
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

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