Panicum Virgatum Switch Grass
Switch grass is typically planted behind perennial borders as part profile a tall screen. The plant has numerous tiny panicles, which may grow high above the foliage in certain strains.
Switch grass is typically planted behind perennial borders as part profile a tall screen. The plant has numerous tiny panicles, which may grow high above the foliage in certain strains. These turn reddish-bronze in the autumn. It makes for ideal winter covering, and is a favored food source for wildlife, so you could expect plenty of winged visitors in the winter. Of several plants tested, Panicum was shown to be the most effective at stabilizing erosion-prone slopes.
Dry to medium watering
Average Landscape Size:
Growth Height: 36” to 60”
Growth Width: 12” to 18”
Flowers in late summer
Containers, vertical border, erosion, air pollution
Light brown with yellow stamens
36” to 48” high and wide
Planting from bare roots and transplanting must be done from late spring to early summer, as roots will take hold only in warm soil. Planting too early in the spring may cause root rot, while planting in the fall will not give the roots enough time to take hold before winter. Cutting back should be done before the appearance of new growth, but after the cold weather is over.
Water:Dry to medium watering
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