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Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum

Switch Grass is a clump-forming, warm season native grass. Plants provide cover for wildlife; birds feed on the seeds. Switch Grass spreads both by rhizomes and seed.

Native, warm-season grass
Food and cover for wildlife
In stock!
 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
13444 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95

More About Panicum virgatum:

On Midwestern prairies and bottomland sites, Switch Grass develops long rhizomes (underground stems) that grow horizontally to interlace and form a thick, dense sod. On upland sites, Switch Grass grows as a bunchgrass.

Gardening Suggestions for Switch Grass:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Dry
Dried Flower
Average
Great Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Height:
36-72 Inches
Spread:
24-60 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
5 - 9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
Attributes
Mass Planting
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Drought Tolerant
Midwest Native
Erosion Control
Naturalizing
Forage
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Cut Flower
Great Foliage
Sun-loving
Dried Flower
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage