Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Foliage Attribute
Fall Interest
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
East Coast Native
Easy to Grow
Salt Tolerant
Long Blooming
Water Requirements
Requires excellent drainage, drought tolerant
Adapts well to dry or moist conditions
Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens,Inc.

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Blue Switchgrass

Wide steel blue foliage makes the strongest vertical accent of any switchgrass. The vigorous grower is topped with attractive narrow plumes in late summer.

Native
Meadow Plantings

Height:

48-60 in

Spacing:

24-36"

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Time:

Late Summer

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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