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Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Panicum amarum Dewey Blue

Dewey Blue Bitter Switchgrass

Item #: 5122

Zones: 2a to 9b

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L)

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Thanks to Rick Darke, author of "The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses," we now have a selection of another great native deer-resistant panicum. Panicum amarum is a soil-stabilizing, clump-forming beach grass that grows in dry sand between dunes from Connecticut to Louisiana. Rick selected Panicum 'Dewey Blue' for its graceful habit and lovely glaucous foliage. In late summer, the 4' tall clumps (shorter in dry sand) are topped by light airy tan plumes that persist all winter.

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