'Green Drops' (Panicum violaceum) - Key Growing Information

A thick, freshly harvested bunch of 'Green Drops,' a variety of the ornamental grass, Panicum violaceum.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - Sow after last frost, 1/8" deep; cover lightly. Transplant - Sow into 72 to 50-cell flats 4-6 weeks before last frost. Transplant out after last frost.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: 48-58".

PLANT SPACING: 3-12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

STEM LENGTH: 12-58".

VASE LIFE: 10-14 days.

HARVEST: Fresh or dried: harvest when seed heads are still green or have turned color, but foliage and stems are still green. To dry, stand cut stems in a container as the weight of the seed head will curve the stems gracefully; or hang in a dark, well-ventilated space.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil.

USES: Excellent fresh cut or dried flower. Naturalistic gardens and mixed grass plantings.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panicum violaceum