Image courtesy of Hoffman Nursery

Image courtesy of Hoffman Nursery

Ornamental Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Purple Tears'

Purple Tears Switchgrass: PP28,518

  • Grey flowers turn to purple seedheads in late summer and fall
  • Foliage stays green all season
  • Upright habit is narrow and tops out at 4'
  • Selected by Peit Oudolf for its outstanding seed head color and garden performance

Strongly upright growing, this selection features light green foliage topped by grey-green flowers stalks that bear stunning purple seed heads in late summer and fall. Perfect for grouping, it adds brilliant color and form to any planting. A wonderful form that is perfect for landscape grouping. Light green foliage is the perfect backdrop for stunning purple seed heads. Drought, deer and salt resistant. Tight, narrow form is unique.

Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cold Tolerant
Cold Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Partial Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Average Water
Average Water
Dry Soil
Dry Soil
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Characteristics and Attributes