Prairie Winds® Cheyenne Sky Red Switch Grass

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Wine-red waves of grain? Introducing the Prairie Winds® Cheyenne Sky Red Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum PRAIRIE WINDS 'Cheyenne Sky') that is wonderfully resilient in cold and brings tallgrass prairie vibes in a compact, space-saving size!

From the plant experts at Proven Winners®, Cheyenne Sky forms a tight, v-shaped, 2-3 foot tall clump of gorgeous blue-green foliage! Standing upright with its blade tips gracefully arching downward for a lovely fine-textured fountain effect.

The real show starts in early summer when the tips of those arching blades turn wine-red! Then by late summer, the plant is almost entirely saturated in color and crowns itself in wine-red flower plumes!

Panicum Cheyenne Sky is hardy enough to withstand the cold winter throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9. The plumes and blades persist for winter interest in the garden and, unless covered in snow, will turn a shade of tan. This warm-season grass may show up to the spring party late, but shows off big time for the rest of the year!

Planting and Application:

This versatile Ornamental Grass is great in containers, mass plantings, or can stand alone! Plant in any sun garden bed or container garden to gain a color-changing and easy-care Ornamental filler! Cheyenne Sky Red Switch Grass offers a relaxing, soft rustling sound as it sways in the breeze, and also adds a great visual interest in the sunny landscape. Get the look of prairie grass without sacrificing space!

Prairie Winds® displays a nice architectural touch in the perennial border, giving you winter texture and interest where many plants die back during the coldest months. Topped by 1-foot tall blooms of burgundy that make fine indoor fresh and dried cut flowers and attract birds in the autumn garden, Cheyenne Sky is a masterpiece in a manageable size and form! Add to your Rock gardens and Sensory Gardens to enjoy rugged texture and beauty!

  • Blue-Green Foliage Turns Wine-Red Summer to Fall
  • Wine-Red Late Summer Plumes
  • Bird-Friendly Winter Interest & Bouquet Additions
  • Very Easy to Grow & Compact Size
  • Edging, Groupings, Specimen, Containers & Garden Accent

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Switch Grass is indifferent to heat, humidity, drought, wind, and salt! The full sun is best for this heat-loving, warm-season Ornamental Grass! Cheyenne Sky thrives in most well-drained soil types and is a low moisture use plant once established. However xeric grasses can be, they do look best when provided a drink during extended drought. This warm-season grass should be cut to the ground each year in late winter or early spring before it starts to grow, and can be divided if the clump gets too large at that time.

  • Full Sun Lover
  • Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Divide Every 3-5 Years
  • Prune Early Spring

Switch Grass is a carefree presence you will appreciate anew with each seasonal color change! Choose a winter hardy, wine-red Ornamental Grass from Proven Winners® and Nature Hills Nursery this year! You'll enjoy having Prairie Winds® Cheyenne Sky Red Switch Grass light up your landscape, but only if you order yours soon!

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Prairie Winds® Cheyenne Sky Red Switch Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Panicum virgatum PRAIRIE WINDS 'Cheyenne Sky'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Blue-Green Turns Wine-Red
Fall Color Yellow, White
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
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