Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
Pancium 'Shenandoah', is, one of boldest, if not the reddest panicum to date. The appearance is very similar to Japanese bloodgrass, but no worries because this native isn't invasive at all. Emerging green in the spring the tips are engulfed with deep purple during summer before turning a rich purple in the cool of autumn. The wispy red plumes are also borne in the fall and while attractive they fall in second place to the remarkable foliage. A native plant perfect for the middle to back of border, meadows, stream banks, holding hillsides, and making hedges. The dark foliage compliments fall blooming perennials nicely. Drought tolerant once established.
Mature Plant Size: 2'-3' Tall, 24" Spread
Bloom Time: Fall
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type/pH: Well-drained/6.0-7.0
Hardiness Zones: 2-9
Containers Size: Landscape Plug (2" square x 5" deep)
Fertilizer: Apply compost or an all purpose granular fertilizer around plants in early spring.
Water: Low to moderate needs. Only supplement during periods of drought to maintain display.
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