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Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Switch Grass

Plant Type: Grass - Ornamental
FULL Sun


Height

60-72"

Spread

36"

Growth Habit

THRILLER (upright)

Landscape Application:

Specimen or mass in beds, borders, water margins, screen. Provides winter interest.

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' Plant Care:

Cut to 6" in March. Tolerates heavy clay soil. Loses upright form in too much shade.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Switch Grass Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate to high soil moisture.

Moderate
Moist
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Dried Flower
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant

Switch Grass Additional Information

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