Switch Grass

Native to the United States, Switch Grass is used extensively for erosion control, biofuel, high quality lifestock hay.  It  will grow in all soil types and is a great hiding place for all sorts of animals. Place it in your landscape in an area that will most appreciate its clumping habit and tall grassy leaves.

Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: 4-6′
  • Width: 9″-3′
  • Bloom Time: Late Summer to Fall
  • Bloom Colour: Dark red, purple panicle
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, privacy
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, Winter interest, Fall colour, cut and dried flowers, attracts birds, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 5-9

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