Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass


The straight species of this tall prairie plant works great in native gardens. Plant a few for a nice stand.

Type: Perennial, grass
Hardiness range: 5B - 9A
Height: 36" to 7' / 90cm to 2.20m
Spread: 24" to 30" / 60cm to 75cm
Growth rate: Average
Exposure: Full sun
Persistence: Deciduous, broadleaf
Bloom color: Pink
Bloom season: Late Summer
Bloom attributes: Suitable for cut flowers, suitable for dried flowers
Leaf color: Blue, green, silvery
Fruit color: n/a
Water requirements: Dry to moist
Soil pH requirements: Neutral
Soil type: Sandy, clay, loamy
Native habitat: Most of North America.
Form: Upright or erect
Landscape uses: Massing, seashore, specimen
Attributes and features: Attracts birds, attractive foilage, native to North America, invasive, naturalizing