Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze' ~ Cape Breeze Switch Grass, Panic Grass

Cape Breeze Switch Grass, Panic Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze'

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Cape Breeze Switch Grass is a compact fast-growing  ornamental grass  native to the prairies of North America.  The stiff upright foliage stays green for most of the season before turning reddish purple tips in fall.   In mid-summer stems holding airy clusters of tiny yellow-green flowers raise above the foliage like a cloud which turn bronze in fall and persist through winter.  Prefers  part sun and moist well-drained soils.  


Orn. Grass


Central and East N. America; GA Native


2' - 2.5'


1.5' - 2'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9


  Full Sun Part Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Summer Fall Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant. Too much shade will lose its upright form.  Beetles and mites are occasional problems.  Root and crown rot may occur in poorly drained soils. Some susceptibility to rust.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings Borders Naturalized Areas Woodland Garden Wildlife Gardens Bog Gardens Rock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Blanket Flower Tickseed Sedum

IMAGE: Photo by Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze' (switchgrass) 

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