This hybrid of P. 'Heavy Metal' and P. 'Hans Herme' has foliage that emerges a blue-grey in spring, continually working up to deeper hues of ruby-red from mid summer into autumn. Upright habit reaches two to three feet in full sun. The flower spikes appear in late summer and persist into winter.
Prairies and in openings and savannas throughout the eastern United States. It is one of the co-dominant grass species of the original tallgrass prairie.