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Pretty Tough!  Panicum virgatum

Pretty Tough! Panicum virgatum

Posted by Emerald Coast Growers on Aug 2nd 2023

If you like your beauty with a side of beast,

Panicum is your kind of grass.

Indigenous to North America, "Switchgrass" transcends the native niche. It's just as comfortable in the traditional border as in meadow or prairie plantings. The fine sprays of its sun-catching inflorescence lend a deceptively dainty air, but don't be fooled: This is one sturdy genus, hardy all the way to Zone 4 (3 with protection).

Panicum v. 'Hot Rod' PP26074

Start your engines! This Emerald Coast Growers introduction features firmly upright blue-green blades that rapidly rev up into the red zone until the whole plant is rich, deep maroon. An American native.

Panicum v. 'Heavy Metal'

Glaucous blue leaves and a rock-steady upright form create a formal appearance that's softened by its delicate seedheads. Tolerates a wide range of soils. An American native.

Panicum v. 'Dallas Blues'

Beautifully large, pastel pink seedheads dance over wide, showy blue leaves. An American native.

Bridge the gap between pretty as a prom dress and tough as a ninja. Get the beastly beauty of Panicum in fast-finishing, economical liners from Emerald Coast Growers – your easy choice!

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