Panicum 'Cheyenne Sky' Description
This bold beauty 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.
Special features: Cut flower, deer resistant, dried flower, drought-tolerant, easy-care, fall color, heat tolerant, long-blooming, multi-seasonal interest, season extender, winter interest
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- Botanical name:
Panicum 'Cheyenne Sky'
- Common name:
Red switch grass
- Sun exposure:
Sun (6+ hrs/day)
- Ship form:
- Soil type:
Most soil types
- Soil moisture:
- Height x width:
3' x 1.5'
- Flower color:
- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Background, border, cottage gardening, foundation planting, massing, specimen, containers
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- Patent #: PP23,209
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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 shade.
Water: Has average water needs and once established will tolerate some drought.
Spacing: 1 to 2 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.
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