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Absolutely ideal for growing in decorative containers, this hardy Red Switch Grass is a perennial substitute for Pennisetum ‘Rubrum’. Measuring in at just 3′ (2′ before blooming), ‘Cheyenne Sky’ forms a tight, vase-shaped clump of blue-green foliage that begins turning wine red in early summer. By late summer, nearly the entire clump is drenched in color and is topped by matching wine-red flower panicles held just above the foliage. It makes a dynamite specimen plant and is even more eye-catching when planted en masse. Switch grass gets its name from the peaceful swishing sound it makes when blowing in the wind. All parts of this grass are very sturdy, and will remain standing thru winter unless snows are heavy. This provides important cover for birds during the coldest days of winter. This grass is very versatile from a design standpoint; it is effective as a specimen, in masses, for screening, alongside ponds or streams, or even in large containers. Ornamental Grasses of the PRAIRIE WINDS® Collection add graceful texture and movement to the garden.  These varieties thrive in full sun growing conditions and are proven deer resistant.

Height: 3.0 Feet

Spread: 1.5 Feet

Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Flower Color: Purple-red shades

Foliage Color: Purple shades

Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements: Low Water Needs, Average Water Needs, Consistent Water Needs

Soil Quality: Poor Soil Quality, Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)

Bloomtime: Late Summer

Critter Resistant: Deer Resistant

Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads, Fall Color

Growth Rate: Medium