Deertongue (Panicum clandestinum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Panicum clandestinum Accepted
Dichanthelium clandestinum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 1 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flower Color: Green
Other: Light green to greenish-purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant

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