Panicum 'Heiliger Hain'
Panicum 'Heiliger Hain'
Panicum 'Heiliger Hain'
Panicum 'Heiliger Hain'
Panicum 'Heiliger Hain'
Panicum 'Heiliger Hain'

Panicum 'Heiliger Hain'

"Switch grass"

Panicum 'Heiliger Hain'

1 bare root — £2.23

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Description

Set your borders ablaze with an inferno of colour! The striking Panicum 'Heiliger Hain' features deep green foliage that turns to burgundy and incandescent red from late summer, through bright yellow and orange, for a striking flame-like effect—making it a must-have plant for autumn interest. The action isn't just confined to the end of the season however—bearing feathery panicles of tiny pinky-beige flowers from mid-late summer, it has plenty to admire earlier on too.

When planting this variety, choose a sunny spot with an open-structured growing medium, to ensure excellent drainage. If your soil is heavy, adding some grit or sand will help to improve it. Panicum virgatum 'Heiliger Hain' is a deciduous perennial grass, so once the embers have died down in winter, you can remove dead foliage and flowered stems to tidy up the display.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Panicum virgatum 'Heiliger Hain'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    70cm-1m

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green, two-tone, red, purple

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Gravel gardens
    Large containers
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens
    Wildlife gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost
    Stony

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Panicum 'Heiliger Hain' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Switch grass" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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