Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)
Switch Grass: Panicum virgatum, aka switch grass, is a lush, green, North American native ornamental grass species that will thrive in almost every USDA plant hardiness zone. TN Nursery customers covet this species for its bright green foliage reaching almost four feet high and the tall, red, feathery spike.
Switch grass prefers a full sunshine location, but it will also tolerate partial sun. It's a prairie grass that would like about an inch of water weekly but is also drought-tolerant.
This good-natured and resilient species is deer-resistant, erosion-resistant, disease-resistant, and pest-resistant.
Other Common Names for Panicum virgatum
This ornamental grass has several common names, including the following:
- ● Panic Grass
- ● Switchgrass (written as one word)
- ● Tall Panic Grass
- ● Thatchgrass
- ● Wild Redtop
Where to Use Switch Grass in Your Landscape Plan
Switchgrass is beautiful in many settings. Here are a few suggestions for using it from TN Nursery staffers:
- ● Natural area: This ornamental adds height and beauty to a sunny natural area.
- ● Meadow restoration: This sun-loving plant will love the full sunshine of an open meadow.
- ● Water garden: Switchgrass doesn't mind water as long as the area dries out occasionally.
- ● On the bank of a pond, small lake, or creek
- ● Urban garden or park: This relatively carefree plant is ideal in a city setting.
- ● Pollinator garden: Switch grass attracts bees, butterflies, moths, and birds.
- ● Native species garden: Mass plantings of this ornamental will make a native garden full and lush.
Switch Grass Fills in any Garden With Abundant Greenery
Panicum virgatum is full and lovely. It displays a lovely emerald green that averages about four feet tall but can grow taller in optimal environments. It is resilient--so gardeners usually mow or cut it back to keep it low. It's forgiving of this and grows back fast.
The blades are semi-glossy, green, flat, and lance-shaped with a somewhat pointed tip. It bends over from its weight as it grows tall. They have fine white hairs that add extra interest.
The flowers form on spikes and have a feathery shape and fluffy texture. They are usually red to burgundy, but they may also be pink.
Order Switch Grass From TN Nursery Today
Switch grass is helpful in many landscape applications, adding vibrant green foliage and height to any garden. Please feel free to place your order with TN Nursery today.
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I have this planted in the moist area of my farm. It gives out a natural breath for birds and butterflies.
Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.
this looks great around the driveway
looks great around the driveway
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