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Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass)
Panicum vir. 'Northwind'


Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Switch Grass

Plant Type: Grasses

Recommended Substitute
Miscanthus sinensis Purpurascens

Maiden Grass

Clump forming with wider leaves, green summer foliage turns brilliant red-orange in fall, narrow silvery plumes mid-summer.
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Very sturdy and upright form with wide blue-green foliage, slender upright panicles bloom within the top of foliage creating a very vertical and formal look, very weather resistant, tan plumes in late summer and golden yellow fall foliage provide excellent fall color.

  • Wide blue-green foliage
  • Tan plumes in late summer
  • Sturdy, upright form
Item # Pack Size  
4577035 30 3" Plug Please Login for Pricing


4-5 ft


24-36 in



Additional Information About Panicum virgatum 'Northwind':

2014 Perennial Plant of the Year


Common Name: Switch Grass

Medium to tall clumping grass with rigid upright stems. Blooms late summer into fall.

Characteristics & Attributes


Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant


Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Dried Flower

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Summer
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