Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Panicum virgatum


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Attracts Birds

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' (Poaceae)
(PAN-i-cum vir-GA-tum)
Upright Switchgrass

Upright, blue and big: a great Panicum originally recommended to us by NCBG emeritus Rob Gardner. Wide blades turn olive green during the heat of summer; fall foliage is an attractive yellow on 6-7' plants topped with airy panicles. Best in in lean soil in full sun, but adapts easily to poorly drained areas. Reliably upright and non-flopping an exciting selection from Northwind Perennial Farm in WI.

Bloom color: beige
Bloom period: fall
Height: 6-7'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 4-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $14
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