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Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' - Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Switchgrass

'Shenandoah' Switchgrass has reddish-tan seedheads above reddish-green foliage with burgundy tips. The fall color is a burgundy-red, turning to a soft tan in winter. Selected by Dr. Hans Simon in Germany and brought into this country by the US National Arboretum.  Important food source for winter birds.

PRN Preferred:  One of the shortest and showiest Panicums, with red blade tips in early summer.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Ivory/Buff, Red

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
111 Panicum virgatum Shenandoah #3 640
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Erosion Control
Fall Color - Attractive
Native
Winter Interest
Foliage
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Exposure
Sun
Special Recognition
PRN Preferred Selection
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Burgundy/Purple/Red
Green
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