Panicum virgatum 'Warrior'
Suitable Substitutions for Panicum virgatum 'Warrior'
More About Panicum virgatum 'Warrior'
- Forms a dense upright clump of green leaves with slight hints of red
- Grass is topped with red airy cloud-like panicles
- Leaves turn a dark red in late summer, starting at the tips
- The foliage and flower turn beige-brown for the winter
- Bloom Time: Late summer
- Flower Height: 150 cm
- Foliage Height: 120 cm
- Grass Type: Warm Season
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.
Warrior 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 'Warrior' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesScreening (privacy)