Panicum 'Northwind' Switch Grass

Available Spring 2024
Size

Description

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.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Switch Grass
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Medium to wet
  • Height at Maturity: 72
  • Width at Maturity: 36
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Bloom Time: Summer to winter

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 

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

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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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.