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
Bloom Time: August to October
Height: 48-60 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil, Tolerates periodic moisture
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