Prairie Dog Switch Grass
Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Dog' PP #32,736
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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