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Prairie Rose® 'Cheyenne Sky' Switchgrass

Description

  • Big impact for smaller spaces!
  • Great garden vigor, thriving in heat & humidity.
  • Not particular about soil type.
  • Colorful ornamental grass for sun.
  • Zones 4-9, sun, 3' tall x 1.5' wide at maturity.
Zone 4-9
Light sun
medium

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description Prairie Rose®' Cheyenne Sky' Switchgrass (Panicum) is a bold beauty that comes in a petite package, filling out just to 3' tall and 1.5' wide! This makes 'Cheyenne Sky' the perfect candidate for container displays where it provides thriller interest for years instead of months. Its show starts in early summer with upright blue-green foliage, and by mid to late summer, the entire plant erupts in red - from foliage to flowers! When planted en masse or as a specimen in the landscape, it is extremely eye-catching and blends well with perennials and shrubs. In winter, foliage can be left standing because it adds unfailing visual interest and value to wildlife as shelter. Details Botanical name: Panicum 'Cheyenne Sky'
Patent #: USPP 23,209
Common name: Red switchgrass
Zone: 4 - 9
Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun)
Height x width: 3' x 1.5'
Flower color: Red
Foliage color: Green to red
Season of interest: Year-round
Uses: Background, border, cottage gardening, foundation planting, massing, specimen, containers
How To Grow Soil: Easily grown in average, medium to moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers sandy loam with good drainage.
Light: Performs best in full sun, may not produce as many flowers in the shade.
Water: Has average water needs and, once established, will tolerate some drought.
Spacing: 1.5 feet apart
Fertilizing: Fertilization isn't necessary, but if desired, a small amount of all purpose garden fertilizer can be applied in spring.
Winterizing: Foliage can be left standing in winter.
Maintenance & pruning:  In late winter, before new growth begins to emerge, cut foliage down to 3 to 4 inches above soil.

Customer Reviews

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D.K.

One half of the plants (tickseed)I purchase died within the first two weeks. The other half are doing fine.
The entire order of Prairie grass died. I will not be spending any more money from this site

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R
R.C. (Kansas)
A buy one get one success

One of these grasses was in fairly good shape, the other less so. I found this to be the case in all of the buy one get one plants I ordered. These both lived. But I don’t think I will be doing buy one get one in the future.

K
K.Y. (Virginia)
So Far So Good

For me, when it comes to grasses and perennials, you can't really judge the performance until the second season. The grass arrived in great condition, the packing was well done and it appears to be thriving and growing as expected. The contrast of the burgundy blades look really nice around the mailbox with my bubblegum vistas and purple daylilies.

C
C.S. (Wisconsin)
Swithgrass update

Both plants arrived in good condition. Since I planted them about a month ago, they have grown a couple of inches. I love them! Can't wait until fall to see how they look. I'm very pleased with your company and will refer my friends. Thank you.