Panicum amarum Elliott

Bitter Panic Grass

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Panicum

Category: Grass

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: 4' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Clump forming beach grass that grows in dry sand. Blooms in late summer to autumn. Does not do well in clay soils.


'Dewey Blue' - from Rich Darke, graceful habit, glaucous blue foliage, blue tinge to the flowers at first, fading to tan. 2 to 3' tall.


Published in Sketch Bot. S. Carolina (Elliott) 1: 121 in 1816.

Native to the eastern US, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Bahamas and Cuba.


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