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Panicum virgatum ‘Dust Devil’


Switch Grass

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 8.290.040


Switchgrass is native to North America, now used as a crop for bio-diesel as well as soil conservation, game cover and for its ornamental value. This outstanding selection is extremely durable, standing slightly shorter than other varieties and thriving in less than ideal situations. It forms a dense, upright clump of blue-green foliage. Leaf tips turn purplish-red with the onset of fall. Dark wine flower panicles, turning tan as they mature, appear in late summer. Excellent sturdy performer providing excellent cover for birds during winter months, as a specimen, planted in masses, used as a screen, in large containers and at water’s edge. Attractive all year. Trim plants back to the ground in early to midspring. Bred by Gary Trucks of Amber Wave Gardens of Michigan. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Panicum virgatum ‘Dust Devil’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Red
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
  Late Fall
Foliage Color
  Blue
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Waterside
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   120-140 cm
   47-55 inches
Spread
   70-90 cm
   27-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Panicum virgatum ‘Dust Devil’


Switch Grass

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 8.290.040


Switchgrass is native to North America, now used as a crop for bio-diesel as well as soil conservation, game cover and for its ornamental value. This outstanding selection is extremely durable, standing slightly shorter than other varieties and thriving in less than ideal situations. It forms a dense, upright clump of blue-green foliage. Leaf tips turn purplish-red with the onset of fall. Dark wine flower panicles, turning tan as they mature, appear in late summer. Excellent sturdy performer providing excellent cover for birds during winter months, as a specimen, planted in masses, used as a screen, in large containers and at water’s edge. Attractive all year. Trim plants back to the ground in early to midspring. Bred by Gary Trucks of Amber Wave Gardens of Michigan. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Panicum virgatum ‘Dust Devil’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Red
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
  Late Fall
Foliage Color
  Blue
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Waterside
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   120-140 cm
   47-55 inches
Spread
   70-90 cm
   27-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.