Scribner’s Panic Grass (Panicum oligosanthes)

Scribner’s Panic Grass (Panicum oligosanthes)

Grasses fill critical needs in gardens. Scribner’s Panic Grass is short, grows early in the spring when other plants are dormant, and self-seeds–making it a useful grass for filling in gaps in the garden and providing early season green when most other things are brown.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Dry
Height:    1 foot
Blooms:    May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct
Color:    Green, Purple
Spacing:    12″
Zones:    3-9
Benefits:    Ornamental grass

Design Tips

This is a perfect grass for planting throughout a native garden. It is short-lived but spreads by seed, making it a valuable grass for filling in gaps.

Companion Plants

Purple Prairie Clover
Butterfly Milkweed
Prairie Phlox
Nodding Onion