Panicum virgatum

Switch Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Showy panicles may reach 6 feet!
Yellow to orange fall color fading to tan beige.

Height

3-6 Feet

Spread

2-3 Feet

Bloom Time

July

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easily grown in average to wet soils in full sun. Prefers moist, sandy to clay soil. Important component of tall grass prairie. Use as an accent or massed.

When to Divide

spring

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Very Adaptable
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