Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

Blue Switch Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

One of the bluest cultivars with yellow fall color. Swarms of mini seedheads seem to hover over the foliage.

Height

36-48 Inches

Spread

24-36 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

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), Fall Aster (Aster ), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Bluemist Shrub (Caryopteris clandonensis), Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia ), Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Beardtongue (Penstemon barbatus), Speedwell (Veronica ), Ornamental Cabbage (Cabbage )

Characteristics & Attributes

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