Grass, Panicum virgatum ‘Gunsmoke’
Cue the theme song as a saddled-up James Arness gallops across the small screen. Well worthy of this immortal name is this ornamental switchgrass. Selected after years of breeding and subsequent trials, Panicum virgatum ‘Gunsmoke’ tops out at 4.5′ tall with gunsmoke, blue-grey leaves and a compact upright habit. Starting in late August, the clumps are topped with airy plumes of smoky purple…a great plant for “killer” combos in the summer garden.