Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Panicum virgatum


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Attracts Birds

Panicum virgatum 'Thundercloud' (Poaceae)
(PAN-i-cum vir-GA-tum)
Tall Switchgrass

A big and bodacious switchgrass, up to 8' tall with open airy panicles late summer into fall. A cross between Panicum 'Cloud Nine' and 'Northwind', its blue-green foliage stays remarkably upright throughout the season, even through wind and rain. Makes a terrific screening plant due to its large size and continuing winter presence.

Bloom color:
Bloom period: early-fall
Height: 7-8'
Spread: 5'
Zones: 4-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $14
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