Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Switch Grass

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Very sturdy and upright form with wide blue-green foliage. Slender upright panicles bloom atop the foliage, creating a very vertical, formal look. 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
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Panicum virgatum Shenandoah

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Switch Grass

Green spring upright foliage turns red by midsummer and intensifies as the season progresses. Adding to its display are bright red plumes in late summer/early fall.

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4977037
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Height:

4-5 ft

Spread:

24-36 in

Zone:

2-9

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Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Exposure

Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Attributes

Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Dried Flower

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Summer
Fall

Panicum

Common Name: Switch Grass

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

Additional Information About Panicum virgatum 'Northwind':

2014 Perennial Plant of the Year