Red Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah') begins to take on its purple hues in spring. By summer the wine colored foliage is numerous and unmistakable, just as the red blooms arise. This ever-changing plant morphs seamlessly with deeper blades of red persisting through fall. Red Switchgrass, Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' is a native species that attracts birds and butterflies and will be as tough as nails through cold winters and summer droughts. Plant with companion prairie plants for a gorgeous display of homegrown color.