panicum virgatum 'prairie winds®' (totem pole, switch grass)

Size: 1 gallon
  • proven winners® colorchoice®
  • forms a very upright column of steel blue foliage and powdery blue stems
  • golden seed panicles appear in early fall 
  • the narrow base makes it ideal for small spaces that need height and vertical structure
  • very sturdy cultivar that will remain standing through the winter
  • bloom time: early fall
  • warm season grasses are much slower starting in the spring
  • they do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer
  • they flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter
  • most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions
  • zone 4 
  • height 170-180cm
  • spread 70-80cm
  • colour gold
  • this grass grows in a wide variety of soil conditions from wet to average
  • grows best in full sun and will flop over if grown in shade or overly rich soils 
  • it should be pruned back to 10 cm above ground level in early spring
  • full sun
  • deer resistant
  • long blooming
  • heat tolerant 
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • low maintenance
  • salt tolerant