Northwind Switchgrass

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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
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Attract Birds
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Native
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Great For Mass Plantings
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Good For Hedge / Screen
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Winter Interest
containers
Good For Containers
deer-resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
half-sun--half-shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 48-60" tall , 24-30" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season.
SKUAM019350

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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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.

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Associated SKUsAM019350
AM014967 (Plant - 3.5" Pot)
AM019348 (Tray of 9)
AM019349 (Tray of 18)
Common Name
Northwind Switchgrass
Botanical Name
Panicum virgatum Northwind
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
48-60" tall
Mature Spread
24-30" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
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
Foliage
Green upright blade-like foliage turns yellow-beige in fall.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Tolerates
Dry Sites, Wet Sites
Advantages
Attract Birds, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Good For Hedge / Screen, Winter Interest, Good For Containers, Deer Resistant
Awards
2014 Perennial of the Year.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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