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Panicum Virgatum Hot Rod – 1 Gallon

Gravel/Soil/Mulch Estimator

Panicum Virgatum Hot Rod – 1 Gallon


  • Height: 3-4 feet. tall. In late summer, tan, elegant flower heads sway 12-15 inches above the foliage.
  • Spacing: 18 – 24 inches.
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth it is in the pot.
  • Spread: 18-24 inches.
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Color: Emerges blue-green but quickly turns to red.
  • Size: Potted
  • Blooms: Late Summer


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.