Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

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Switch Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 2-10

This is a broader leaved Panicum with very vertical lines for the garden composition. Blue-green foliage, changing to golden yellow for fall color. Pinkish brown airy panicles adds great texture above the blades. Introduced by Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm. Appreciated for the upright habit, through the seasons.

Height

36-48 Inches

Spread

24-36 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

2014 Perennial Plant of the Year

Bloom Time

July-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), New York Aster (Aster dumosus), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Tickseed (Coreopsis ), Maiden Pinks (Dianthus deltoides), Coneflower (Echinacea Big Sky), Beardtongue (Penstemon barbatus), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum), Stonecrop (Sedum ), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia grandiflora), White Snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum), Ornamental Kale (Kale ), Ornamental Kale (Kale ), Stonecrop (Sedum Sunsparkler® ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Crafts
Ground Cover
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Blue-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Winter
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Winter
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Very Adaptable
Moist
Rich
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