Panicum virgatum Grass Seeds


Panicum virgatum for impressive Fall interest. Warm season, clumping switch grass
Slow growing to 3-4′ tall with 3′ tall reddish pink flower panicles 

Tolerant of a wide range of soils. Perfect for accent, mass planting, container gardening & more.
Zone 5-9 Organically Grown Ornamental Grass Seeds for full sun to part shade, Canada
50 sd/pkt

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Panicum virgatumSwtich GrassSwitch Grass

Type: Warm season, clumping
Bloom: Late July or August to Autumn
Flower: 6-18 ” tall, pinkish inflorescence extending to 5-7′
Height: 28-60″ tall
Light: Full sun
Soil: Moist, sandy, fertile, well drained
P.H.: 4.5-7.6
Moisture: water to root depth once every 2 weeks
Use: Mixed perennial bed, back border, screen, waterside. Food & cover for wildlife, attracts birds, erosion control, cut flower, long vase life, dried flower
Tolerances: Adapts to a wide range of soils, drought tolerant once established, heat
Notes: Foliage tinged with red, turning bronze in Autumn. Slow spreading by rhizomes. May reseed in ideal conditions. Cut back in Spring before new growth
Zone: 4-9
Native to North America

Panicum virgatum Seed Propagation
Indoors: Sow to pots of moist medium 1/4″ deep 4 weeks before last frost or when night time outdoor temperatures are reliably 50F. Keep moist, maintain 70F. When 2″ tall, harden off before planting out 1′ apart
Outdoors: Direct sow 1/8″ deep & firm in Fall, Winter or early Spring for natural stratification. Keep moist for germination 2-3 weeks after soil temperature reaches 68F. Requires light to germinate




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