Update University of Florida – Fort Lauderdale August 2013

The grasses that have survived in our South Florida location have had to withstand winter soil temperatures (Jan-March) averaging 80°F with only 0.70 inches of monthly rainfall. Spring soil temperatures averaged around 81°F with monthly rainfall of 6 to 10 inches.  The relative humidity for June and July averaged 81%, with 7 to 14 inches of rainfall.  We suspect that soil temperatures and moisture stress may have caused some of our causalities.    Despite our weather conditions, we still have some top performers.

'Shenandoah'

Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’(160cmH x 130 cmW) 

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Panicum virgatum ‘Thundercloud’(110cmH x60 cmW)                   

'Prairie Sky'

Panicum virgatum ‘Prairie Sky’ (76cmHx50 cmW) 

'The Blues'

Schizachyrium scoparium ’The Blues’(20cmHx33cmW)

'Cheyenne Sky'

Panicum virgatum ’Cheyenne Sky’(60cmLx37cmW)  

'Hot Rod'

Panicum virgatum ‘Hot Rod’(75cmLx50cmW)

'MinnBlueA' BlueHeavenTM

Schizachyrium scoparium Minn Blue A ’Blue Heaven’ TM(20cmLx50cmW) 

'Prairie Fire'

Panicum virgatum ’Prairie Fire’(60cmLx28cmW)         

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