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Tall Switchgrass Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
Tall Switchgrass Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Fast growing versatile plant that can be used for anything from containers to mass plantings.

Perennial of the Year 2014

Switch Grass is one of the easiest and most attractive ornamental grasses, with no tendency to spread or become troublesome. This selection forms a tall, narrow mound of olive-green leaves, bearing airy heads of tiny green flowers in late summer. Fall colour is golden, fading to tan. Usually attractive in the garden all winter long. Flowers are good for cutting, fresh or dried. Trim back to the ground in early spring. Clumps are easily divided in spring. Drought tolerant once established.

Blooms late summer to fall

Deer resistant, winter hardy, container plant, cut flower

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Can be grown in a variety of soils, but prefers sandy loam soils in full to partial sun.

Uses: ornamental grass, back of garden bed
Full Sun
Height: 47" - 59"
Growability: easy

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