Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Foliage Attribute
Fall Interest
Bloom Color
Pink
Attributes
Easy to Grow
Drought Tolerant
Water Requirements
Adapts well to dry or moist conditions
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Panicum virgatum

Switch Grass

Native clumping grass with upright foliage changes from rich green to tan in fall. Masses of green to pink inflorescences appear in midsummer. Use in the middle of a border or as a low, airy screen. Excellent winter color.

Height:

36-72 in

Spacing:

24-36"

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

Bloom Time:

Summer-Fall

Bloom Color:

Pink.

Panicum (pah'-ni-kum)

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Switch Grass

Native warm season prairie grasses forming clumps of upright foliage with clouds of airy seed heads. Beautiful as a specimen or for naturalizing the landscape, and the plumes are excellent for cutting and if left uncut are very effective for winter intere

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