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PlantFiles: Switch Grass
Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons'

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Panicum (PAN-ih-kum) (Info)
Species: virgatum (vir-GA-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Ruby Ribbons
Additional cultivar information: (PP17944, aka RR1)
Hybridized by Brand; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Burgundy
Good Fall Color
Red

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love the color of this grass. Blooms July-August in my garden. PPAF

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Washington, Illinois
Boston, Massachusetts
Wayland, Massachusetts
Kasota, Minnesota
New Bern, North Carolina
Urbanna, Virginia



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