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Switch Grass

Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 


An important Tallgrass prairie species, this hardy, tall, drought tolerant grass produces long arching, cloud-like seed heads in late summer. The plant turns an orangey-yellow colour in the fall and is looks nice standing in the garden all winter. Attracts  birds. Used extensively in prairie restoration projects. Attractive in a cut flower arrangement.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Perennial

    Height: 4-6 Feet

    Blooms: August to September

    Bloom Colour: Green

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun

    Soil: Moist to Dry, Sandy/Gravel, Clay & Average

    Habitat: Prairies, Open Woods, Dunes & Shores

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