Panicum virgatum ❤️
Deer resistant: yes 🦌
Moisture: not fussy, but will tolerate wet soil
Size: 72” H x 30” W
Bloom: Tan-colored airy panicles float on long stems above basal foliage in July-August
Hardiness zone: 5
This ornamental grass forms thick upright clumps of grass-like leaves above which airy flower panicles emerge in mid-summer. The brown stalks and feathery panicles offer winter interest as well. Indestructible, and not a fast, thuggish spreader like so many ornamental grasses. Deer don’t typically bother it.
'Northwind' is blue-green and has airy white flowers. 'Ruby Ribbons' features red flowers, and the foliage slowly turns burgundy red in late summer.