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Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’


Tall Switch Grass

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 8.290.230


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.

Further details for
Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’

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
  Green
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  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
  Large
Height
   120-150 cm
   47-59 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’


Tall Switch Grass

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 8.290.230


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.

Further details for
Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’

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
  Green
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  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
  Large
Height
   120-150 cm
   47-59 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium