Switchgrass

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Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum
Switchgrass
4

8 feet
3

4 feet
Central U.S. and Canada; Texas Native
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun partial-shade. Switchgrass is a very large, dense, deep-rooted clump grass with tall panicles of flowers starting in late summer. Once one of the dominant tallgrasses of the Blackland prairie and throughout the plains, it is still used for ethanol production. An excellent ornamental for deep soils with moderate moisture and plenty of room. Available from native grass suppliers.

Maintenance

Cut be back to 8″ height in late winter.

Features

Plant Type:
Grasses
Size:
4-8' H, 3-4' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Brown, Green, Red
Bloom Time:
August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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