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Panicum virgatum 'Warrior'

 Suitable Substitutions for Panicum virgatum 'Warrior'

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Northwind Switch Grass

 

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

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:

120-150 cm

Spread:

90-110 cm

Colour:

Red
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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

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

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Roadside planting
Naturalizing