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Shenandoah Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Pronunciation: PAN-ih-kum vir-GA-tum
SKU #06388
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Prized for its unmatched foliage color, this handsome grass has fast growing green leaves that emerge with red tips in spring, darken through summer, and turn a rich burgundy in fall. Airy reddish pink flowers develop in summer. Use for mass background plantings or in containers.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Fast growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide, in bloom.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Clumping
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas Great upright grass for prairie and meadow gardens or for small patches within thematic wild gardens. Add a modern architectural twist by planting in rows and grids. Insert into native plant landscapes as well as traditional xeriscape compositions or plant in mass for a drift of almost year round color. Perfect near water gardens or terraced patios where the breeze causes the airy plumes to sway gracefully.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Salvia (Salvia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
CARE
Care Easy to grow and adapts 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.