panicum virgatum (switch grass) native

Size: 1 gallon
  • forms an upright, dense clump of medium-green foliage
  • flat leaf blades are 30 cm long, branching from upright stems
  • bloom time: july to 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 5 
  • height 120-200cm 
  • spread 75-100cm 
  • colour pink
  • grows best in a moist soil, in full sun, is tolerant of a dry soil in partial shade and can be used for slope stabilization
  • it should be pruned back to 10 cm above ground level in early spring
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts birds
  • fast growing 
  • deer resistant
  • low maintenance
  • native to ontario
  • long blooming
  • heat tolerant
  • salt tolerant
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)