Hot Rod Switchgrass

General Information

Hot Rod Switchgrass is an ornamental grass plant.  It is of moderate size, growing to four feet tall.  This grass grows in a dense, upright overall growth habit.  The size and ornamental appeal make it ideal for a variety of landscaping areas.  The leaves are grass-like and narrow in form.  They are a nice blue-green color through the spring and early summer months.  It turns a very attractive burgundy late summer into the fall.  Open, airy flower heads in the late summer time.  The reddish-purple flowers mature into tan colored seeds in the fall. 

Additional Information

Panicum virgatum ‘Hot Rod’ reaches a height of 3 to 4 feet, with a spread of 18 to 24 inches.  It is recommended for USDA climate zones 4 to 9.  Hot Rod Switchgrass tends to do best in full sunlight.  It does well with average amounts of moisture in well drained soils. 

Shipping Notes

NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI.  Due to Department of Agriculture regulations, we cannot send plants to California. Our products will ship with USPS, FedEx or UPS.  They should take 2 to 3 days to reach most areas that we ship to.  All of our plants will be shipped out within 7 to 10 business days, with certain exceptions.   

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Mature Width 18 to 24 Inches
Mature Height 3 to 4 Feet
Light Full Sun
Planting Zone 4 to 9

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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