Panicum virgatum

Grass, Northwind Switch

$ 12.95

Item #: 1644
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

‘Northwind’ is an olive-green to blue-green leaved, very upright, clumping switchgrass. It forms a compact, narrow, erect 4-5 foot tall clump of foliage that is topped in late summer with airy panicles of yellow flowers which form a haze over the middle of the clump. In fall, leaves and flowers turn a nice beige and are attractive and sturdy over the winter. Use ‘Northwind’ where you need the vertical shape. Full sun and average soil is preferable, and it does well in rain gardens. It is the Perennial Plant Association’s perennial of the year for 2014. Grow with other tall plants like ‘Gateway’ Joe Pye, seashore mallow, and ‘Henry Eilers’ sweet coneflower.

 

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Evergreen

Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Perennial, Grass or grass-like,

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy,

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry,

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller,

 

 

Flower Color

Yellows,

Bloom Time

Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall,

Typical Height

5ft

Spread

3ft

Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

 

 

 

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