Northwind Switch Grass

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Panicum virgatum cv. Northwind
Common Name: Northwind Switch Grass
Type: Ornamental Grass
Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height: 48-60 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Flower Color: Yellow
Special Characteristics: Warm season grass; Tall, tight compact grayish blue foliage; Foliage turns golden yellow in fall; Native Wisconsin prairie plant introduced by Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm; Seed plumes provide good winter interest; Cut down to the ground in late winter to early spring; Deer resistant; Drought tolerant; Salt tolerant