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Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass

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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 Info

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.

Product Details

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