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Panicum virgatum

Common Name(s):
Panic grass, Switch grass
Cultivar(s):
Dallas Blues
Categories:
Native Plants, Ornamental Grass
Comment:

Bluish cast in summer; reddish fall color; fast spreading by rhizomes; vigorous. This plant is highly resistant to deer grazing.

Light:
Sun to partial shade
Height:
4-6 ft.
Zones:
5-9
Form:
Moderate texture; dense, upright, open clump
Soil:
Tolerant of moist or dry soil
Inflorescence:
Open panicles of dark red to purple in late summer and fall; shiny red seeds
Tags:
resistant, deer

NCCES plant id: 647

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Panicum virgatum Panicum virgatum
Andrey Zhakikh, CC BY - 4.0