Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' is a perennial warm-season grass with upright, steel blue foliage that is wider and more substantial than panic grass 'Heavy Metal.' Panicum 'Northwind' is a tall variety making it great for screening.
Panicum virgatum, also known as switch grass, is native to most of N. America, excepting the west coast. It has fine airy bloom and seed heads that attract songbirds and its foliage provides winter cover as well as interest in the garden. Panic grass is deer resistant and salt tolerant making it good for roadsides as well as meadows and background plantings. It is excellent for wet sites, erosion control, and a wide variety of harsh growing sites.
Panicum 'Northwind' prefers full sun and average to moist, well-drained soil. It is tolerant of drought and wet soils.