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Panicum virgatum 'Strictum'

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Panicum virgatum

Panicum virgatum

Switch Grass

 

More About Panicum virgatum 'Strictum'

  • Forms a dense upright clump of blue-green leaves tinted with red tips
  • Grass is topped with red, airy, cloud-like panicles
  • Foliage turns a bright yellow in the fall
  • The foliage and flower turn beige-brown for the winter
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Height: 175 cm
  • Foliage Height: 150 cm
  • 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:

150-175 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Red
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Tall 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 'Strictum' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall
Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Screening (privacy)
Roadside planting
Naturalizing