Latin Name: Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky'
Height: 2- 3 feet
Spread: 1.5 - 2.5 feet
Sunlight: Full Sun; Part Sun; Part Shade
Bloom Time: August to November
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
On a whole, Switch Grasses are very hardy and do well in our native clay soil. Even better, varieties like Cheyenne Sky offer color contrasting not often seen in our native plants. Featuring a mix of green and reddish purple blades all summer long, the color intensifies to a deep red come fall. Late summer also brings about the airy, panicle style plumes that open dark red and fade to tan. A clumping grass, Cheyenne Sky's bright foliage can be used as a lower screen, mass planting, or even specimen planting. Seed heads can be left for the birds to enjoy or cut the stems to use in autumn and winter décor.
Other Names: Switchgrass; Panic Grass; Thatchgrass; Wild Redtop; Prairie Winds
**Please note these plants may be late to arrive or fill out. These plants may be dormant if fulfilled before LATE MAY.