Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' (Switchgrass 'Shenandoah')

$ 22.98

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Comment: Dormant

Only 1 left in stock.

Switchgrass is one of the dominant species of the tallgrass prairie. It is a perennial, clump-forming, warm-season grass with open, airy rose-colored seedheads. Grows in large clumps, with many persistent, curly leaves. It slowly spreads by rhizomes. Fall color is pale yellow.  

Switchgrass is best for pocket prairies, deeps soils on slopes, winter structure and color. Pairs well with other tall perennials and grasses. It is adaptable for both dry and wet areas. Prefers full sun. It attracts songbirds which are drawn to its seeds. 

'Shenandoah' features some of the best burgundy-red foliage of the many panicum cultivars currently available. Foliage emerges bluish-green but rapidly turns burgundy-red. It forms a compact, erect clump of foliage.  The flower panicles are finely textured and rose colored.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Nativar
Water use Medium
Sun exposure Full sun, part sun
Bloom time Summer, fall
Mature height 3-4 ft
Mature spread 2-3 ft
Attracts Birds, butterflies
Host plant Arogos Skipper, Delaware Skipper & Dotted Skipper butterflies.
Deer resistant Yes
Notes Provides nesting material for birds.

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)