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Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod' PP26074 (38 cells)

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Start your engines! This Emerald Coast Growers selection revs up into the red zone earlier than other switch grasses. Firmly upright blades emerge blue/green, reddening rapidly until the whole plant is rich, deep maroon.

Product Sheet – Panicum Hot Rod

Production Location: Florida
Tray Size: 38 plants
  Common Name: Switch grass
  USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10
Mature Height: 36 inches
Seedhead Color: Brown
Exposure: Full Sun
Patent/Royalty: PP26074 .25 per plant included in tray price

Cell Size: 38 cell tray. Depth 3". Volume (max. dry) cubic inches: 8.54
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 65-75 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 0.6-0.9
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at very low levels of 50-75 ppm N
Moisture Level: Allow plants to dry between ample waterings.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Leaf spots, Panicum rust.
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: None required.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long day
Other: Requires warm soil to grow, or roots will rot.

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