Northwind Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

SKU
02296
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.
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Botanical PronunciationPAN-ih-kum vir-GA-tum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer into Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitNarrow
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseErosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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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