Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons'

Switch Grass

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Summer foliage is a metallic blue with red overtones
  • Fall foliage is brilliant red
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Panicum is a native grass.  Easy to grow in in soil type.  Drought tolerant once established.  Grows best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade.  Wind and salt tolerant, making it a good choice for the road or seaside.

Height: 4-5 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Price Level 1: $29.99~#2
Bloom Color:
Zone: 4-8

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Salt Tolerant
  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Container
  • Native
  • Great Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Blue
  • Red

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained