Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass)
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Panicum virgatum (NGN)

Switch Grass

Clump-forming grass. Prefers moist soil, but is fairly soil- adaptable. Usually 3-4' tall, but can reach 6'. Spreads by rhizomes and requires competition. Foliage is green-blue in summer, golden or reddish in fall. Delicate, airy seed heads appear in mid-late summer. Food source for game and grazing animals. Butterfly larvae host plant.
Height: 4-6 ft
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Time: July
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
22634.1G #1 580
22634.38 38 Flat 124
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Salt Tolerant
Container
Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Wildlife
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun to Part Shade
Native Plant Community
Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Savanna
Flower Color
Red
Flower Hue
Dark
Flower Height
4' to 6'
Flower Type
Panicle
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Medium
Divide
Every Five Years or Longer
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
1/4" or Less
Growth Rate
Fast

Possible Substitution Plants

Panicum virgatum