Dallas Blues Switch Grass
Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'
|Description||Carefree and colorful native grass for multi-season beauty. Wide, powder-blue leaves backdrop large, airy reddish purple plumes that emerge in early autumn and are stunning in cut arrangements. The seed heads persist to provide winter interest and food for birds. A showy accent, or plant en masse for dramatic effect.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Upright clump of pendant foliage 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Benefits Birds|
|Problems/Solutions||Coastal Exposure, Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Black Walnut Tolerant|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Plumes|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Design Ideas||A big bold grass to spot into a dull bed or border to add interest and animation. Outstanding generously integrated into wild gardens, meadow edges and prairies. Lush appearance is also suited to modern architecture in masses both irregular and geometric. Drifts and irregular clumps are ideal for rustic home sites.|
|Companion Plants||Barberry (Berberis); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Potentilla (Potentilla); Weigela (Weigela); Aster (Aster)|
|Care||Thrives in lean, sandy to clay soils but tolerates a wide range of moisture and soil conditions. May flop in overly rich soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Forms clumps; may slowly spread by rhizomes. Cut back to the ground in late winter to early spring.|
|Lore||This grass is a vital component of the American prairie where a wide range of wildlife thrives within its dense thatch and feeds upon the foliage and seeds.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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