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Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Winds®' (Totem Pole)

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Panicum virgatum Prairie Winds? 'Totem Pole' - Totem Pole Switch Grass from NVK Nurseries

Panicum virgatum Prairie Winds® 'Totem Pole' - Totem Pole Switch Grass from NVK Nurseries - Walters Gardens Inc

Series: Prairie Winds®

More About Panicum virgatum Prairie Winds® ('Totem Pole') (PP29951, CPBRAF)

  • Proven Winners® ColorChoice®
  • Forms a very upright column of steel blue foliage and powdery blue stems
  • Golden seed panicles appear in early fall
  • The narrow base makes it ideal for small spaces that need height and vertical structure
  • Very sturdy cultivar that will remain standing through the winter
  • Bloom Time: Early fall
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

 

Zone:

4

Height:

170-180 cm

Spread:

70-80 cm

Colour:

Gold
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Totem Pole Switch Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

This grass grows in a wide variety of soil conditions from wet to average, and is drought tolerant, once established. Grows best in full sun and will flop over if grown in shade or overly rich soils. It should be pruned back to 10 cm above ground level in early spring.


Panicum virgatum Prairie Winds® ('Totem Pole') (PP29951, CPBRAF) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Roadside planting
Border/edging