Panicum virgatum Dallas Blues

Dallas Blues Prairie Switch Grass

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Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues' is among the finest of our native ornamental grasses. It is a robust grower with awesome blue foliage and tan-aging-to-pink flower spikes in late summer/early fall. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBL4X51

Details

4-6 feet tall x 2-3 feet wide (division propagated). Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues' is among the finest of our native ornamental grasses! Originally discovered growing near Dallas, in northern TX, 'Dallas Blues' is a robust grower with awesome blue foliage and tan-aging-to-pink flower spikes in late summer/early fall. Tolerant to heat and humidity, this cultivar also grows nicely in the drier western US. Give this big boy room to grow. It likes lean-to-average soils. Once established grow on the dry side; this intensifies the blue foliage.
SKU HBL4X51
Common Name Dallas Blues Prairie Switch Grass
Botanical Name Panicum virgatum Dallas Blues
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 4-6 feet tall
Mature Spread 2-3 feet wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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5.0

Colorful

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from Sun City, CA

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Panicum virgatum Dallas Blues:

    Love the pinkish/purple flowers even though it is almost mid-December. Does well in my very poor, slow draining clay soil and with VERY little water. The plant is in partial shade and still is quite colorful and is surviving the below freezing temps the last few days. I am planning to get another plant.

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    5.0

    great in backyard landscaping

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    from Aurora, CO

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    • Hardy
    • Versatile

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Panicum virgatum Dallas Blues:

      I have purchased many of your products and they are delivered in excellent condition! You are the only company that I have tried that sends such well packed healthy plants. Fast delivery too!

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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