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Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons™ ('RR1')

Ruby Ribbons™ Switch Grass: Patent PP17,944

  • »  Green foliage turns deeply red
  • »  Great for grouping
  • »  Great in groups
  • »  Provides excellent late summer and fall color

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Straight from the University of Connecticut's breeding program, this exciting new Panicum will get immediate notice in the garden. Why? There is no other Panicum that turns as deeply and fantastically red as this show-stopping selection. Ruby Ribbons™ is the result of a cross with one parent being 'Heavy Metal' so you know its summer foliage will be metallic blue with red overtones and very attractive. As the cooler weather of fall approaches, so does the red color with the foliage getting so infused with red, you might think you are looking at Pennisetum rubrum from a distance. It is incredibly darker than 'Shenandoah' and perfect for putting on a late summer and fall show of red that will have you riveted. Plant Ruby Ribbons™ in a sunny spot in any well-drained soil and it will thrive. Plant it in groups to create colorful sweeps in the garden that will take your breath away.

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Foliage Color
Green
Red
Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons™'

Easy to grow in average, medium wet to wet well-drained soil in full sun, though it tolerates a wide range of soils, including dry. Cut clumps back to the ground in early spring before new growth appears.