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Prairie Dog Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Dog' PP #32,736

Pronunciation: PAN-ih-kum vir-GA-tum
SKU #43985

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Description A shorter switchgrass with sturdy stems that will hold up in snow, providing winter interest and shelter for birds. Airy, rosy summer blooms are held above cool blue foliage. Excellent planted in groups, or alone as a vertical accent. Perennial.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late Summer into Fall
Mature Size Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Growth Rate Moderate
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
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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