Northwind Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Pronunciation: PAN-ih-kum vir-GA-tum
SKU #02296
4-9

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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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Problems/Solutions Coastal Exposure, Deer Resistant, Erosion Control
Growth Rate Moderate
STYLE
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Barberry (Berberis); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Aster (Aster); Tickseed (Coreopsis)
CARE
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.

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