Grass, Switch ‘Hot Rod’


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A compact, drought and salt tolerant, clumping grass with excellent vertical form. Blue-green foliage during the growing season turns a deep burgundy in summer. Airy purple flower panicles produce showy seed heads that provide winter interest. A haven for wintering songbirds.

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Latin Name

Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod'

Plant Type

Ornamental Grass


Easy to grow and adaptable to most soil types; prefers semi-moist to wet soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system.

Light Requirements



Upright, clumping habit.

Plant Height

3-4 Feet

Plant Width

2 Feet


Blue-green leaves turn deep red by summer.


Airy purple flower panicles late summer.


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