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Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'

More About Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'

  • Upright, arching or fountain-like growth
  • Attractive, powder-blue foliage
  • Blue-tinged flowers produce tan seed heads
  • Bloom Time: August to September
  • Flower Height: 200 cm
  • Foliage Height: 150 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

 

Zone:

4

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm

Colour:

Blue
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Dewey Blue Bitter Switch Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade and is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant and low maintenance. 


Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Blue

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen
Screening (privacy)
Roadside planting
Naturalizing