ornamental grass

Panicum virgatum | Switchgrass

This ornamental grass provides interest all year. Upright and clump-forming, when the airy seedheads are in place plants reach over 5 feet high. Seedheads emerge as pink, then change to white and then brown. Photo of large plant courtesy Mountain States Wholesale Nursery. Canopy coverage: 20 square feet.

Water Requirement: low, moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -20F

Growth Rate: moderate, fast

Height: 5 feet high

Width: 5 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green

Flower Color: purple, pink

Flower Season: summer, fall, winter

Wildlife: birds