Panicum virgatum Purple Tears Switchgrass

$17.95
$17.95
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Description

A variety of the US native Switchgrass, Panicum 'Purple Tears' displays a cloud of soft gray panicle blooms in late summer, followed by unique purple seeds heads in fall. The seeds are a real treat for goldfinches and other small birds.

Panicum 'Purple Tears' Switchgrass is drought-tolerant and adaptive to poor and wet soils. It is happiest in moderately fertile soil. It is deer-resistant and a larval host for Skipper Butterflies.

Panicum 'Purple Tears' Switchgrass would be an excellent addition to rain gardens and cottage gardens!

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Switchgrass, Switch Grass
  • Zones: 6-10
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Wet to Average
  • Height at Maturity: 48"
  • Width at Maturity: 24"
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/8. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/15 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

(Zone 7 is by far our largest group of orders, and we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!)

 

All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Already started
    • Zone 8: Already started
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.