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Panicum

True prairie grasses from North America, tight clump formers for drained soil in sun. Lovely late summer flowers and autumn foliage. Like Miscanthus they need to be cut back to near ground level in March.

Panicums (or Panic Grasses) are probably the second most popular genus of grasses that we grow.  They have many of the advantages of Miscanthus but are generally on a smaller scale and some would say less intimidating for a novice grass gardener!  Panicum mostly make neat clumps of more or less upright stems with their flower panicles on the top from late summer into late autumn.  Many forms, particularly of Panicum virgatum, have very attractive autumn foliage colour.

Not all forms will do well for every site.  Generally those with green leaves and red or purple autumn foliage, and those with grey leaves and yellow autumn foliage are the toughest.  We find that those with grey summer leaf and red or purple autumn foliage tend to be the weakest growers though they will still do well for some!

All forms we grow are winter hardy (with us to at least -15oC) and are perennial.

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Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'£4.00

Stunning powder blue foliage and sprays of light grey flowers in late summer and autumn on this recent introduction from Rick Darke. Best in light, sandy soil. Can flop if overfed/watered. 1.2m.


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Panicum bulbosum£3.50


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Panicum clandestinum£4.00

Quite different to the other Panicums, this has broad short leaves right up the stems with sprays of airy flowers in autumn. Lovely autumn foliage if the weather allows! Sun or light shade, 1m.


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Panicum virgatum 'Cardinal'£4.00

A great new introduction which makes tight clumps of upright stems, grey leaves and open panicle sof grey flowers tinged red. Good red-purple autumn foliage colour. Ordinary soil in full sun. 90cm.


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Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine'£5.00

Grey foliage and strong grey stems and flowers to 1.5m. Good upright perennial producing its airy flowers in late summer/autumn. Good/average soil in sun.


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Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'

Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'£5.00

Recent introduction from the USA. Broad blue-grey foliage and pinkish flowers to 1.8m+. Very upright habit and super yellow autumn foliage colour turns warm buff throughout winter. Average soil in sun.


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Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'£3.50

Leaden grey foliage tinted purple/red. Very strict growth to 60cm.


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Panicum virgatum 'Heiliger Hain'£4.00

One of the smaller varieties with stiffly upright stems clothed with grey-blue leaves and topped with airy heads of purple tinted grey flowers in autumn. The foliage floods rich red-purple with the cooler weather in autumn. 75cm.


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Panicum virgatum 'Kupferhirse'£4.00

A compact form with greyish green leaves turning rusty red in autumn from the tips towards the stems. Clouds of red tinged airy flowers from August and good seedheads into winter. Ordinary soil in full sun. 90cm.


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Panicum virgatum 'Nican'£5.00

A new variety with clear grey blue foliage, broader than 'Northwind' but not so wide as 'Dallas Blues'. Sprays of grey flowers to 1.5m in late summer and autumn. Good winter stems/seadheads to 1.5m.


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Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'£5.00

A very narrow, upright growing, grey leafed form with sprays of pinkish grey flowers in late summer and autumn. Great yellow autumn foliage. Good winter stems/seadheads to 1.5m.


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Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'£3.50

Bright blue-grey foliage and reddish flowers to 1.2m. Choice.


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Panicum virgatum 'Rehbraun'

Panicum virgatum 'Rehbraun'£3.50

A slightly unusual form in that this has greyish green foliage with bright rusty red autumn colour on the upright clumps to 1m. Sprays of reddish flowers from late summer. Decent soil in full sun.


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Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'

Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'£4.50

A bushy plant turning red early on to 1m. Good sprays of reddish flowers from July/August.


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Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'£4.00

An excellent compact plant with greyish green summer foliage and an upright habit topped with airy heads of reddish flowers in autumn. Blood red-purple autumn foliage colour is the main feature. Ordinary soil in full sun. 75cm.


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Panicum virgatum 'Squaw'

Panicum virgatum 'Squaw'£3.50

Upright clumps of wiry stems clad with bright green leaves which turn blood red/purple in the autumn. Open sprays of fine flowers from late summer. Good winter effect. 1.2m. Average to good soil in sun.


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Panicum virgatum 'Straight Cloud'£4.00

New form with grey foliage and clouds of open flowers to ?1.5m in autumn. Drained soil in sun.


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Panicum virgatum 'Strictum'

Panicum virgatum 'Strictum'£4.50

Leaden green foliage and open panicles of rusty flowers in autumn. Foliage turns reddish and then butter yellow from mid September. Good winter effect. Clumps of upright stems to 1m. Good soil in sun.


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Panicum virgatum 'Warrior'

Panicum virgatum 'Warrior'£3.50

Clumps of upright stems clothed with deep green leaves that turn purplish red in autumn. The clump topped with sprays (panicles) of ruby red flowers from August. An excellent ornamental grass for autumn effect in ordinary soil in sun.


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