Panicum Ornamental Grasses for Sale | Garden Goods Direct
With their steely-blue upright blades and attractive foliage, as well as usefulness in preventing erosion, panicum ornamental grasses are a beautiful landscaping choice for low-lying areas. At Garden Goods Direct, we offer a lovely selection of panicum ornamental grasses for sale.
Types of Panicum Ornamental Grasses
Due to their functional and aesthetic value, panicum ornamental grasses have transitioned into a favorite ornamental grass for homeowners, which is why our nursery experts nurture a few varieties, including:
- Panicum ‘heavy metal’ blue: This panicum ornamental grass is a classic. Its steel-blue stems, which transition to a striking yellow in the fall, add a touch of color to every landscape in growing zones four through nine.
- Panicum shenandoah: This panicum ornamental grass is considered one of the most stunning with its glossy burgundy tips, which deepen throughout the fall. It’s ideal for homes in growing zones two through nine.
While the most noticeable difference between these varieties is their foliage, their growing zones also contrast.
Why Plant Panicum Ornamental Grasses?
Gardeners of all experiences invite panicum ornamental grasses onto their landscapes — and for more than their visual appeal. These grasses are an excellent way to shape your gardens with a natural touch, such as a perennial border.
Ponds, as well as areas prone to erosion, also benefit from the planting of these grasses, which add a handsome, finished touch to pond gardens. As a natural solution to erosion control, panicum ornamental grasses let you maintain the beauty of your landscape.
Tips for Choosing the Right Variety of Panicum Ornamental Grasses
You should consider a few factors aside from their beautiful foliage when choosing a variety of panicum ornamental grasses. Before buying, ask yourself the following questions:
- What is its growing zone?
- How much sun does it require?
- What is its mature height and width?
While both the panicum shenandoah and panicum ‘heavy metal’ blue both require full sun to part shade, their mature sizes and growing zones differ, which is why it’s an essential step to make sure your favorite variety of panicum ornamental grasses pairs well with your landscape.
How to Care for Panicum Ornamental Grasses
Maintenance for panicum ornamental grasses is minimal, which is useful if you’re planning to plant them as a perennial border. When planting your variety of panicum ornamental grasses, plant them in soil that’s moist, sandy or clay — rich soil is often detrimental to their health. You can add mulch to help lock in moisture, but avoid fertilizer.
As your panicum ornamental grasses establish themselves, water them throughout the day to keep the surrounding soil moist. Once they’re settled, they’ll be able to tolerate short dry periods.
Contact Garden Goods to Buy Panicum Ornamental Grasses Today
With their eye-catching colors, from icy blue to fiery burgundy, panicum ornamental grasses are a dramatic addition to a variety of landscapes. At Garden Goods Direct, our nursery experts nurture our Woodie-approved panicum ornamental grasses from seed until they’re ready to add an inspiring touch of color to your garden.
Buy your panicum ornamental grasses today and show us your creative use of them!