Panicum virgatum 'Rehbraun'

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Buy Panicum virgatum 'Rehbraun' switch grass: Fabulous autumn colour

This grass dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August and September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Pendent clusters of tiny, purple-green spikelets and upright mid-green leaves turning rich reddish-purple in autumn. This deciduous ornamental grass is renowned for its striking autumn colour. It's perfect for providing vertical interest in a sunny, well-drained new perennial border.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies between mid-spring and summer

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How tall does it grow and would it be okay in a large patio pot? Will the grass self seed by the wind, I don't want it to spread to other parts of the garden

Francis

Hello, This has an eventual height of around 1m, and it will self-seed, although generally not in such great numbers that it is considered a nuisance.

Helen

We have wild rabbits in the garden, so I was wondering if they are likely to eat this?! Thank you.

devak002

Hello there There are some plants that are less likely to be eaten by rabbits, but unfortunately they love most soft fresh foliage, or newly planted plants, so will have a nibble even if they wouldn't normally eat those plants. This grass is one that they will eat, but there are plants that are more resistant to rabbits. I have attached a link below to these plants. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/vid.1613/ Hope this helps.

How well does panicum stand up to rain, say in comparison to calamagrostis karl foerster.

enaj

Hello, The panicum stands up reasonably well, but it will droop a little with the weight of heavy rain. It soon bounces back up though when it dries off.

Helen

Late ornamental grasses

Late-season grasses come into their own from September adding another element or two - movement and texture to your garden. Most are tall and graceful and most move and sway with a gossamer presence. As autumn continues the texture of the awns, be it soft

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