Red Forms of Panicum

Red grasses, especially perennial red grasses are HOT. It seems everybody wants them. Shenandoah, shown on the left in the photo below is a good standard, but is not as red or purple as some people would like. Hot Rod, is really purple, shown in the center below. It is also short, 30-36 inches. Rehbraun, (German for Redbrown) is older, vigorous and bushy, with red flowers and a few red leaf tips and is on the right in the photo. More purple and red usually means lower vigor and height. IMG_0972


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