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Tall Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

This plant forms a tall, narrow mound of olive-green leaves, bearing airy heads of tiny green flowers in late summer. Fall color is golden, fading to tan.
Perennial of the Year 2014

Switch Grass is one of the easiest and most attractive ornamental grasses, with no tendency to spread or become troublesome. This selection forms a tall, narrow mound of olive-green leaves, bearing airy heads of tiny green flowers in late summer. Fall colour is golden, fading to tan. Usually attractive in the garden all winter long. Flowers are good for cutting, fresh or dried. Trim back to the ground in early spring. Clumps are easily divided in spring. Drought tolerant once established.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late summer to fall

Mature Height:

47-59 In

Hardiness Zone:

4-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 65-75°F with long days. Keep evenly moist, not overly wet or dry. Heavy feeders so once actively growing begin fertilizer program. Generally finish in 8-10 weeks. Can shear up to 1/2 to increase fullness and control height in production .
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water lightly and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Can be grown in a variety of soils, but prefers sandy loam soil in full to partial sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.