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  • switch grass
  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Panicum virgatum Purple Breeze ('Joz276') (PBR)

switch grass

Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-average
  • Flowering period: August and September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The slender silhouette of this colourful deciduous grass is ideal for narrow borders - or for adding structural interest to a mixed or herbaceous planting scheme. Initially green, the tips of the leaves soon start turning a deep purple-red, and this colouring travels down the length of the leaves as the season progresses. Towards the end of the summer, Panicum Purple Breeze also produces airy purplish green flowerspikes, which add to the overall effect.

  • Garden care: Cut it back when it starts to look tatty. Lift and divide between mid-spring and summer.