Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Foliage
Bloom Color
Red
Attributes
Good Cut Flowers
For Clay Soils
For Bird Lovers
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
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Riverbend Nursery (AKW)

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Switch Grass

Clumps of green foliage begin turning red in July and become an outstanding wine-red color by fall. Clouds of amber flowers bloom in late summer. Beautiful as a specimen or for naturalizing the landscape. Plumes are effective for winter interest.

Height:

3-4 Feet

Spacing:

3' (.9 m)

Additional:

Prefers well-drained soil.

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

Bloom Color:

Amber.

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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