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Red Switch Grass Shenandoah

Shenandoah is one of the all-time favorite ornamental grasses. A hybrid from our native grass. (Panicum virgatum)

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Plant - 3.5" pot

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 36-48" tall (48-60" with plumes), 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all season
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 11ORN
Common Name Red Switchgrass
Botanical Name Panicum virgatum
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Estimated Mature Height 36-48" tall (48-60" with plumes)
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Borders, Winter Interest
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

Description
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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

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4.0

Great color and texture native grass

By Brent

from Lancaster, PA

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Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Erosion Control
    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Red Switch Grass Shenandoah - Plant:

    This warm season native cultivar is a shorter colorful version of other switch grass. Spreads slowly by rhizomes and is very maintenance free by having to cut down only once a year in early spring. Performs well in dry or moist conditions.

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    How-To Guides
    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
    • Garden Gloves

      Garden Gloves

    • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

      All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    Shipping

    Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
    • Garden Gloves

      Garden Gloves

    • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

      All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

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