Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' ~ Shenandoah Switch Grass
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' ~ Shenandoah Switch Grass

Shenandoah Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

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Shenandoah Switch Grass is a dense fast-growing  ornamental grass  native to the prairies of North America.  The stiff upright medium green foliage with red tips that darken in summer and turns tan with rich burgandy tips for fall.  In mid-summer stems holding airy clusters of tiny pink-tinged flowers raise above the foliage like a cloud which turn brown in fall and persist through winter.  Prefers  part sun and moist well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Origins:

Central and East N. America; GA Native

Height: 

3' - 4'

Spread: 

2' - 3'

Spacing: 

2’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

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, Salvia, Tickseed

IMAGE:  peganum from Small Dole, England, Panicum virgatum Shenandoah - Flickr - peganum (2), CC BY-SA 2.0

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