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Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’
Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’
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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
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Wild Flower
   120-150 cm
   47-59 inches
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate