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  • Tall, clump forming warm season grass with green leaves in the summer that turn a bright yellow in the fall. Seed heads turn a reddish-purple colour.

  • Makes an excellent ornamental grass for the garden.

  • Should be planted in restorations as the plants provide good ground cover as well as seeds for wildlife.

  • One of the grasses being considered for biofuel production.

  • Essential larval host for most banded Skipper and Satyr butterflies.

Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum

  • Genus: Panicum
  • Species: virgatum
  • Color: Green-Yellow
  • Height: 3'-4'
  • Blooms: Aug-Sept
  • Soil: sand to clay
  • Light: part shade to full Sun
  • Water: dry to average
drought resistant code attracts songbird code attracts butterflies code

Price

Large(6"): half gallon $10.00
*smaller pots available for bulk orders*

Plant Attribute Legend

  • deer resistant code

    deer
    resistant

  • attracts hummingbirds code

    attracts
    hummingbirds

  • attracts butterflies code

    attracts
    butterflies

  • attracts songbird code

    attracts
    songbird

  • cut flowers code

    cut
    flowers

  • drought resistant code

    drought
    resistant

  • walnut resistant code

    walnut
    resistant