Switch grass is a native perennial warm season bunch grass. It has been known to spread by a stiff short rhizomes.
It typically grows from 3 to 6 feet in height.
It has an open branched inflorescence on top of a stiff reddish to straw colored culm. It is adapted to a wide range of soil moistures but prefers a fairly well drained situation.
Found in prairies, along stream banks, lake shores, open Oak and Pine woodlands and brackish marshes in coastal areas. Found throughout the United States and Canada.
Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet.
PLS=Pure Live Seed
Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is the product of total germination times purity.
Example: 96% Germination x 93% Purity = 89% PLS
All of our native warm season grasses and seed mixes are sold PLS.
Flower Color: Green and Straw
Height: 3 to 6 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Moist Soils
Bloom Time: August to September
Plant Type: Perennial
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Host Plant: Delaware Skipper