Switch Grass

Clump-forming grass. Prefers moist soil, but is fairly soil- adaptable. Usually 3-4' tall, but can reach 6'. Spreads by rhizomes and requires competition. Foliage is green-blue in summer, golden or reddish in fall. Delicate, airy seed heads appear in mid-late summer. Food source for game and grazing animals. Butterfly larvae host plant.

Height: 4-6 ft
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Time: July
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9

Full Sun-Part Shade

Panicum virgatum / Switch Grass