Are there ornamental grasses with colorful fall foliage?
Several ornamental grasses develop good fall color. Switchgrass (Panicum spp.) cultivars with colorful fall foliage include ‘Rehbraun’ (reddish brown), ‘Rotstrahlbusch’ (burgundy red), and ‘Prairie Fire’ (wine red). In fall, Miscanthus cultivars ‘Purpurascens’ and ‘November Sunset’ have orange-red and golden orange foliage respectively. Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) has yellow to burnt orange fall color. The fall color of little bluestem cultivar ‘Blaze’ is orange to reddish purple, while ‘Blue Heaven’ develops a burgundy red color in autumn. ‘Red October,’ a cultivar of big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), has burgundy red foliage in fall. The fall foliage of ‘Cordoba’ purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea) is golden yellow. ‘Tara’ prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) develops a orange-red fall color.