Panicum virgatum 'Rehbraun'
Description: A striking ornamental grass especially noted for rich autumn colour. Narrow upright clump of flat rather different greyish - green leaves turning reddish-purple in autumn. Plumes of weeping panicles of tiny, red brown flowers in late summer which fade to yellow brown for winter display. A good upright form providing a vertical display.
Uses: Good when used as a soft screen or in a mixed border when planted with autumn flowering herbaceous plants.
Climate/Position: Plant in full sun for the best colours.
Height/Spread: 1metres x 75cm. Clump forming.
Soil Requirements: Wide range of soils but fertile well drained soil is preferred. When established is drought tolerant.
Pruning: Cut back all stems to ground level at the start of spring - late Feb - March.
Special Requirements: Mulching with well-rotted compost to protect the roots over the winter. Lifting and dividing every three to four years helps to maintain vigour of the plant.