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Family: PoaceaeMain Season: AutumnFlower Colour: GreyLeaf Colour: Blue/grey/silverFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: 1.2m to 1.8m (4' to 6')Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H7 minimum at least -20CPot Size: 1.4L
Approx. 6 in stock
Clumps of powdery blue-grey leaves on upright stems topped with arching heads of fine flowers in late summer. Well drained soil in full sun. 1.2m.
If you have a dry or at least very well drained soil this species is likely to perform better than the more common Panicum virgatum.
From the south western USA.
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'£6.50
Leaden grey foliage tinted purple/red. Very strict growth to 60cm.
Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'£6.50
Bright blue-grey foliage and reddish flowers to 1.2m. Choice.
Panicum virgatum 'Sunburst'£4.50
Upright clumps with greyish green foliage and sprays of airy flower to 1.2m in late summer and autumn. Good golden autumn foliage stands out. Good soil in sun.