Panicum virgatum ~ Switch Grass, Panic Grass

Switch Grass, Panic Grass

Panicum virgatum

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Switch Grass is a tall fast-growing ornamental grass  native to the prairies of North America.  The stiff upright medium green foliage turns yellow in fall.   In mid-summer stems holding airy clusters of tiny pink 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' - 6'

Spread: 

2' - 3'

Spacing: 

2’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 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, Tickseed, Sedum

IMAGE:  Jebulon, Panicum virgatum JdP, CC0 1.0

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