Switchgrass Northwind

 
Green Switchgrass Northwind, Panicum virgatum, Switchgrass

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Regular Price: $15.98

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Switchgrass Northwind is an extremely-hardy, native grass that thrives in any sunny spot. Gorgeous, steel-blue leaf blades change to a golden yellow in the autumn months, making it the perfect backdrop for your favorite flowering-plants! (Panicum virgatum)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Containers
Containers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 48-60" tall, 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Late Summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU ASL8P31

Plant Information

This Switchgrass is extremely easy to grow and withstands dry conditions. It is deer resistant and grows to be about 4-5 feet tall, making it the perfect choice for any perennial garden. Northwind is native to the US and prefers as much sun as possible.
SKU ASL8P31
Common Name Switchgrass
Botanical Name Panicum virgatum
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Green
Mature Height 48-60" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Late Summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Containers, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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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.

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American MeadowsSwitchgrass Northwind
 
2.5

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Pros

  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (4)
  • Garden (3)
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3.0

Great Plant

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from Boston, MA

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Switchgrass Northwind:

    Beautiful grass and excellent in containers. These were small and due to the drought they didn't survive but I replaced them with larger specimens and I love them. I'm using them as a privacy screen and they're great.

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    4.0

    2 inch plants planted this spring - grew 1 to 3 feet tall

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    from Eastern Massachusetts

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio
      • Pool Area
      • Screening
      • Winter Interest

      Comments about American Meadows Switchgrass Northwind:

      I am very happy with the 15 plants I received in April. I managed to keep 12 alive. It has been about 5-6 months. I kept them watered in part shade in pots for 2 weeks before planting. After I planted them, I watered daily for the first week.
      - The 3 I planted in fertile soil in full sun are 3 feet tall after 6 months. I watered weekly if we didn't get rain.
      - I planted 3 in terrible soil, full sun, didn't water as much since the sprinkler doesn't reach them easily. Two of the five survived and are about 2 feet tall.
      - I planted nine in medium soil in full sun/part sun, watered weekly if we didn't get rain. The bed is full of other shrubs/plants. Two that were crowded by other plants did not survive. I take responsibility for those. Four of them are 3-4 feet tall, the rest are close to other plants and are about a foot and looking good.

      They add height, they are very upright so they don't take up much space. Looking at their full size on the website, they will stay upright and not too wide. I'm excited to watch them grow and to see how they look in the winter.

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      2.0

      Great grass but not a great product

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      from Minneapolis, mn

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Switchgrass Northwind:

      This is a really nice grass. I bought two from American Meadows and two from a different company this spring. The other company (at similar price point) had a better product that is currently twice the size of the grass from American Meadows.

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      1.0

      Hardly hardy

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      from Independence, Mo

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          Comments about American Meadows Switchgrass Northwind:

          Hoped to line drive
          Looked great, if on small side, for first 30 days
          of 3, none survived mild and wet season

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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