Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Switch Grass

Latin Name: Panicum virgatum

Flower Description:

Flowering occurs in mid-summer. The tiny pink to reddish flowers occur on open, airy clusters called panicles. The flowers are wind pollinated.

Season Bloommid-summer
HabitatPrefers full sun but is fairly adaptable to a range of soils including sand and clay. It prefers moist soils, but can also tolerate a fair amount of drought. It is also tolerant of salt.
HeightUp to 8'
Leaf DescriptionThe green leaves are about 1/2" wide and 18-24" long. Fall color is golden, fading to beige for winter.
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