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Prairie Winds 'Cheyenne Sky' Red Switch Grass Panicum virgatum

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 30 - 36 Inches
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Prairie Winds 'Cheyenne Sky' Red Switch Grass Panicum virgatum
Sun 30 - 36

Features

Forms a dense, upright clump of blue-green leaves that turn wine red in early summer. Purple flower panicles appear just above the foliage in late summer. This petite red grass is ideal for containers.

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Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Winter Interest
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Erosion Control
Grass: 
Grass
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
30 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
14 - 18 Inches
Spread: 
14 - 18 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Tan
Flower Shade: 
Tan
Foliage Colors: 
Red
Foliage Shade: 
Red
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Bloom Time: 
Mid Fall
Bloom Time: 
Late Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Neutral Soil
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Maintenance Notes: 

One of the easiest ornamental grasses to grow in full sun. Does well in any soil from sand to clay. Cut back in spring before new growth appears.

Prairie Winds 'Cheyenne Sky' Panicum virgatum USPPAF
  • Very nice ornamental grass, one of my favorites. Similar to Shenandoah Switch grass but shorter in height and narrower in width. Good fall color. Good size for smaller garden bed or yard

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Pat
    Cedar Rapids
    Iowa
    United States
    4 weeks ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Christie Senne
    Helena
    Montana
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Christie Senne
    Helena
    Montana
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I have probably a dozen of Cheyenne Sky growing at the edge of a large pond in INdiana. We planted them for erosion control and wanted mostly native plants. They are lovely. They rustle in the wind and create a "wave" effect. Ones that get more moisture get fuller and redder. It looks great with these other plants at the edge: Russian sage, white heath asters, echinacea, helenium (mardi gras), monarda, lance-leaf coreopsis, gallardia, amsonia, rudbeckia, among others. Cheyenne Sky stands out beautifully. We have other taller switchgrass as well , but Cheyenne Sky gets all the compliments.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    mary
    3 years ago
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