LISSE, Netherlands: Dutch bulb growers’s cooperative and perennial plant trader CNB puts Panicum virgatum ‘Sangria’ in the limelight, highlighting the ornamental grass’ elegance and structural qualities.
Bred by Hans Mesker, Panicum Sangria features narrow leaves and stands 1metre tall. It has cream sprays of slightly fragrant flowers in the autumn.
However, the feature that stands out most is the foliage that becomes blood-red in colour as the season progresses.
This grass thrives in full sun, or partial shade with free-draining, but moist soil or compost. It is perfect for mixing in large containers for the patio or balcony but can also be planted out in the border. Under normal winter conditions the plant is hardy, especially when protected from frosts.