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Grass - Ornamental

Panicum virgatum 'Thundercloud'

Switch Grass

Plant Type: Grass - Ornamental
Exposure: Sun Tolerant  
FULL Sun

Looking for a large specimen plant for your landscape? Look no further! Even gardeners in chilly zone 4 can grow this native grass with ease.

Panicum 'Thundercloud' PP20665 is a very large switch grass that grows to a height of 7-8ft when mature. Yet the blue-green foliage remains strictly upright and doesn't flop over in windy, rainy conditions. In late summer, a plethora of pinkish-tan, airy panicles are produced just above the foliage.

This selection was hybridized by Gary Trucks of Amber Wave Gardens in West Michigan.


Height

7-8'

Spread

5-6'

Growth Habit

THRILLER (upright)

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

Switch Grass Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

MIDSEASON (May-June), LATE (July-frost)

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

Low to moderate soil moisture.

Average
Moderate
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
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