This is one of the grand original grasses of our native tall grass prairie. And today, of all the cultivars of the native Panicums, this is one of the best. Shenandoah is unmatched for burgundy fall color, and in fact, is decorative all season long. In spring, the foliage starts out a bluish-green, and by mid-summer develops glowing burgundy red tips. By fall, the red coloring is complete. And like all switch grasses, the elegant, complex plume is highly decorative.
It tops out at four feet, up to five when in bloom, and can take almost any conditions from dry to wet--even salt spray--while being hardy from Zone 2 to 10.
According to some experts, Shenandoah is the best of the panicums, in fact, one of the best of all prairie grasses.
This decorative grass is wonderful in wildflower plantings, along driveways, anywhere you want a tall specimen of handsome grass and plumes.