Shenandoah Red Switchgrass

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Fast growing Shenandoah is one of the all-time favorite ornamental grasses. A hybrid from our native grass. (Panicum virgatum)
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Attract Birds
Native
Low Maintenance
Good For Containers
Great For Mass Plantings
Winter Interest
Good For Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size36-48" tall , 36-48" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season
SKUAM018241

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

36-48" tall (48-60" with plumes) x 18-24" wide. Shenandoah Red Switchgrass is a selection of our native prairie grasses with gorgeous, colorful leaves. New growth emerges green with red tips. Gradually the entire plant turns to a rich burgundy color that appears to be aflame when backlit by the sun. Airy blooms appear in midsummer, hazy clouds floating above the leaves. It’s a real showstopper year-round, with the seedheads an important source for native wildlife during the winter. Grow as a mass planting or dotted throughout the garden or foundation bed for texture and movement. Panicum grows best in full sun, and can tolerate poor soils. Mix and match with other native perennials, such as rudbeckia, echinacea, and phlox. Leave to stand during the winter and cut back in early spring.

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Associated SKUsAM018241
AM018181 (Tray of 9)
AM018182 (Tray of 18)
AM014371 (Plant - 3.5" Pot)
Common Name
Shenandoah Red Switchgrass
Botanical Name
Panicum virgatum Shenandoah
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Green
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
36-48" wide
Growth Rate
Fast
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
Upright blade-like foliage that start out green with red tips then gradually turn to shades of red and burgundy. Turns brown in fall.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Tolerates
Dry Sites, Wet Sites
Advantages
Attract Birds, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Great For Mass Plantings, Winter Interest, Good For Hedge / Screen
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit
Plant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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