Panicum virgatum
(switchgrass)
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Category: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Photo Credits: Steven N. Rodie

Additional Species:

‘North Wind,’ ‘Shenandoah,’ ‘Rehbraun,’ ‘Prairie Fire,’ ‘Cloud Nine,’ ‘Dallas Blues,’‘Cheyenne’

Height: 48 – 72 inches


Spread:  48 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
can reseed aggressively; consider planting after establishment of other garden plants to help limit spreading; may flop in rich soils


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

broad dense upright mounds; warm season native; spreads by rhizomes and seed

Foliage

bright green to blue-green; medium texture

Flowers

airy, cloudlike panicles above foliage; red, silver, white, or blue appearance; July-August; panicles persist into fall

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