Panicum - Grasses, chiefly tropical, though a few are hardy enough for outdoor cultivation, and easy to grow in ordinary garden soils.
Panicum obtusum Kunth - vine mesquite
Panicum Altissimum - a handsome hardy perennial grass, forming dense erect tufts, 3 to 6 1/2 feet high, according to climate and soil, the flowers being a dark chestnut-red.
Panicum Bulbosum - A stout kind, with a free and beautiful inflorescence, about 5 feet high; the flowers spread gracefully. It is suited for grouping near the margins of shrubberies.
Panicum Capillare - A hardy annual, growing in tufts from 16 to 20 inches high, pretty in full flower, the tufts being then covered with large pyramidal panicles of graceful airy form and purplish in color. It grows in any soil, often sows itself, and is suited for borders or beds being one of the most graceful of grasses.
Panicum Virgatum - A handsome hardy grass, 4 to 6 feet high, forming close tufts of leaves 1 to 3 feet long, with graceful branching panicles of dull purple, the spikelets drooping and curiously twisted. Admirable for borders or for isolation in the picturesque flower garden or pleasure ground. Its color, though quiet, is pretty throughout the autumn, and not without effect even in winter. Division.