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Hot Rod Switchgrass

Hot Rod Switchgrass

Bold Color and Drought Tolerant.
Bold-colored ornamental grass adds color, texture and movement to the garden and landscapes. Easy care and drought tolerant, Hot Rod Switchgrass has firmly upright blue-green foliage that reddens rapidly until the entire plant is a deep maroon. In late summer, tan, elegant flower heads sway 12-15 in. above the foliage. Growing 3-4 ft. tall with an 18-24 in. spread, this ornamental grass develops the best color when planted in full sun. While it prefers well-drained soil, it tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, except wet soils. The grass adds texture to winter garden, and can be cut back in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Zones 4-10. Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod'
  • Hardiness Zones 4-10
  • Mature Height 36 - 48 inches
  • Bloom Time Late summer to early fall

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Botanical Name: Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod' PPAF


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  • Botanical Name :

    Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod' PPAF
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  • Size :

    2.5" POT
  • Flower Color :

  • Flower Form :

    Individual flowers small and fluffy, forming long elegant panicles held 12" - 15" above the foliage
  • Foliage Type :

    Firmly upright blades
  • Mature Spread :

    18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing:

    18 - 24 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    Set at the same depth they are at in the container. Firm well and water in thoroughly
  • Soil Moisture :

    Well drained, tolerant of a wide range of conditions, except wet soils
  • Pruning Instructions :

    None, except to cut back stems In late winter - early spring before new growth starts
  • Winter Care :

  • Watering Requirements :

    Average to High Water Needs; water regularly;

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       Spring 2020 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-4 May 4, 2020 June 1, 2020
    5A March 30, 2020 June 1, 2020
    5B March 16, 2020 June 1, 2020
    6A March 9, 2020 June 1, 2020
    6B March 2, 2020 June 1, 2020
    7 February 24, 2020 June 1, 2020
    8 February 17, 2020 May 11, 2020
    9-10 February 10, 2020 May 11, 2020

  • Tropicals (Elephant Ears and Crinum)
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 April 27, 2020 June 1, 2020
    7-10 March 30, 2020 June 1, 2020

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