Melinis nerviglumis ‘Savannah’

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Melinis nerviglumis ‘Savannah’

Common Name: Ruby Grass

Family: Roaceae

Origin: Madagascar and Sub-Sharan Africa

Type: Tropical Color

Size: 10"h x 14"w

Exposure: Sun


Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

A heat tolerant grass with bluish-silvery leaves and pink fluffy plumes is what you get when you plant Ruby Grass. Nurserymen and horticulturist of our state were so impressed with this gorgeous graminoid that they named it a 2011 Oklahoma Proven Selection. It starts blooming once the weather begins to get hot, usually around early July. Ruby Grass looks great when used as a single specimen, planted in masses, and it makes a dynamite display in a container. This awesome little grass is also sometimes used as a cut flower and in dried arrangements.