Melinis nerviglumis ‘Savannah’

Ruby Grass
Melinis Nerviglumis Savannah Ruby Grass
Photo Credit: Blithewold
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

1′-2′ tall x 1′-2′ wide

Exposure

Full to partial sun

Water

Average

Flower Color

Deep mauve

Bloom Time

Spring/Summer

Special Features

Coastal conditions, year round interest, attractive foliage and blooms

Container Sizes

#1

Sunset Garden Zones

8-9, 12-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8-11

Evergreen, grass-like perennial with deep mauve seed-heads that drape dramatically over blue-green leaves and turn to ivory as they mature. Does best in full to partial sun with regular water. Because of its small, tidy habit, works well as a mass planting, in containers, or scattered in a border planting.

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