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Panicum 'Huron Solstice'
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Plant Type: Grasses

'Huron Solstice' is a switch grass cultivar. It is perhaps most noted for its blue-green foliage that darkens to wine-purple in summer. This is a warm season grass that typically grows in a dense, narrow, erect clump to 4' tall. Stems retain good upright form throughout the growing season. The foliage clump is topped in early September by large, finely-textured, purple flower panicles that eventually fade to beige in fall. Seed plumes often persist throughout winter, providing visual interest as well as food for birds.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

purple-beige

Foliage Color

blue green to wine-purple

Plant Spread

2'

Good Companions

Plant Height

3-4'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

average and consistent water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

drought resistant

Bloom Time

late summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

full sun

Growth Rate

medium

Seasonal Interests

summer/fall/winter