Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Panicum (PAN-ih-kum) (Info)
Species: repens (REE-penz) (Info)

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

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:

Non-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

Regional

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Navarre, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Hammond, Louisiana

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Gardeners' Notes:

0
positives
1
neutral
3
negatives
RatingContent
Negative

On Jul 1, 2012, trackinsand from mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

i hesitated marking the question about "have you had success" because obviously success is the wrong word for this nastiest of grasses.
i have two words for it, ROUND-UP.

Negative

On Sep 21, 2008, Unright from Bradenton, FL wrote:

Invasive and very, very hard to get rid of.

Neutral

On Dec 27, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Torpedo Grass Panicum repens is naturalized in Texas and other States and is considered an invasive noxious plant. It is prohibited in Texas.

Negative

On Sep 5, 2006, Happy_1 from Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

If there was a double negative, I would have marked that. This is the bain of my yard...UGH....Hap