Melinis nerviglumis 'Savannah'

Ruby Grass

Tips for Homeowners:

This grass will tolerate drought, but will need to be watered if the drought period is too long.

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This is a great annual grass that will certainly provide both movement and beauty wherever it is planted.

  • A real beauty when planted in large groups
  • Reddish pink flowers in mid-summer
  • Low maintenance

Ideal in large masses in well-drained soils, but looks great in containers or in perennial borders.

Height: 14-18 in
Spread: 9-12 in
Zone: 8-11
Color: Green, Pink

Interesting Notes about Ruby Grass:

The flower of this ornamental grass will start out as a nice ruby pink color, changing to a deeper shade of red in the fall and later a nice creamy white. The flower offers beauty in the garden, but bring it inside for fresh or dried arrangements to continue the enjoyment.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Fall Color
  • Ornamental Grass
  • Edging
  • Garden
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Summer Bloomer

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water