Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)

$10.00

Sold in 4.5″ quart pots
Light:
Full sun to part shade (in part shade it may flop over)
Soil Moisture: Medium to wet
Bloom Time: July to February
Height x spread: 3-6 ft x 2-3 ft
Flower: Showy, pink-tinged clouds, good dried
Tolerate: Drought, erosion, dry soil, wet soil, black walnut, air pollution, clay soil
Attracts: Birds, deer

A warm-season grass found in tall grass prairies that can reach 3-4 feet tall. With its flower plumes it can measure up to 7 feet tall. It forms a dense columnar foliage clump that can spread slowly through creeping rhizomes and remains attractive year-round. After the flowers go to seed leave them on the plant to provide a winter food source for birds and small mammals.  The leaves will turn attractive shades of yellow-orange in the fall and then leaves will fade to light brown and persist through the winter. Prune the plants back severely in late winter to early spring.

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