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Panicum virgatum 'RR1' Ruby Ribbons
Common Name: Switch Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Panicum virgatum 'RR1' Ruby Ribbons
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Notes:
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.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
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.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom ColourPink 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourBluish Green Burgundy/Red/Purple Good Fall Colour 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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