Northwind Switch Grass
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
Pronunciation: PAN-ih-kum vir-GA-tum
|Description||A compact, clumping grass with excellent vertical form. Olive to blue-green foliage turns golden yellow in autumn. Airy flower panicles produce showy seed heads and lend winter interest. Sturdy stems stay upright, even under snow load, giving protection to wintering songbirds. Good for erosion control.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Summer into fall|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Companion Plants||Barberry (Berberis); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Aster (Aster); Tickseed (Coreopsis)|
|Care||Easy to grow and adaptable to most soil types; prefers semi-moist to wet soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates mild drought, once established. Cut old foliage back and apply a general purpose fertilizer just before new shoots appear in late winter to early spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.