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Panicum amarum

Coastal Panicgrass

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Coastal Panicgrass is a clump-forming, warm season, perennial grass. The flowers become compact clusters of seed heads, September-February. ...

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Description:

Coastal Panicgrass is a clump-forming, warm season, perennial grass. The flowers become compact clusters of seed heads, September-February. Arching blue foliage adds color and texture to the garden landscape. It prefers infertile, sandy loams and is salt-tolerant, making it a good choice for coastal yards. Use Coastal Panicgrass in borders, in meadows, or as accent plants. It can also be used to provide erosion control on seaside dunes and roadsides.

Plant Details:

Other Common Names: Bitter Panicgrass

Plant Type: Grass

New Jersey Native: Yes

Deer Resistance: Some

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Birds

Salt Tolerance: Medium

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: Piedmont - P, Coastal Plain - CP

Grows in Special Ecoregions: Barrier Island/Coastal

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam, Sandy

Soil Moisture: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Full Sun

Light Range: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Well-drained

Drought Tolerance: High

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 3 - 4 ft

Spread: 2 - 3 ft

Growth Rate: Medium