Panicum, also known as Switch grass, originates from North America and is a perennial, deciduous grass. This ornamental grass has a stiff upright habit. Foliage colour varies from deep green, blue-grey to purple-red.
Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’
There are many good varieties with blue-grey foliage colour. Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’ has attractive, small blue-grey foliage with light brown airy panicles to 50cm long.
Panicum virgatum ‘Squaw’
Panicum virgatum ‘Squaw’ is grown for its attractive, linear, green leaves and airy pink-brown flower spikes. The green foliage will turn red at the tips in autumn. Expect a height of 1,25m.