Panicum virgatum Shenandoah

Shenandoah Switch Grass

  • Shenandoah Switch Grass, Panicum virgatum Shenandoah
  • Shenandoah Switch Grass, Panicum virgatum Shenandoah

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Shenandoah is a selection of our native prairie switchgrass grown for its burgundy colored foliage and pinkish flower spikes. This grass has especially nice fall color with the grass blades tinted with red and orange. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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$13.99
per plant - 5" deep pot
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 74540

Details

4-5' tall x 18" wide (division propagated). This beautiful selection of Switch Grass is valued for its red foliage. By mid-summer the grass blades are colored green and tipped with red. In the fall the color intensifies as the entire plant turns a striking blend of reds and oranges. "Shenandoah" appreciates regular deep watering but will survive dry summers as it is moderately xeric.
SKU 74540
Common Name Shenandoah Switch Grass
Botanical Name Panicum virgatum Shenandoah
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 4-5' tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
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 Deer Resistant, Native, Adds Texture
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
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. Fall shipping begins the week of September 5, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items 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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3.8

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75%

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Pros

  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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  • Outdoors (3)
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1.0

panic um virtue shenandoah

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from West Chicago Illinois

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Panicum virgatum Shenandoah:

    plant never grew. it just sort of died off a few weeks after I planted it. very disappointed .

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    4.0

    A beautifully colored grass

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    from Smith Valley, NV

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Panicum virgatum Shenandoah:

      I love the fall color of this grass. Unfortunately, the rabbits love it so at least for now, it lives in a cage.

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      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Loveliest Grass in my Garden

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      from Longmont, CO

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      • Attractive
      • Hardy
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        Comments about High Country Gardens Panicum virgatum Shenandoah:

        This is the loveliest grass in my collection of grasses. I can hardly wait for the fall when its color is so spectacular. It is also provides interest in the winter -- provided the snow doesn't get too deep. I have recommended this grass to all who ask.

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        5.0

        Love the color it adds to landscaping

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        from Aurora, Co

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        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Versatile

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Panicum virgatum Shenandoah:

          It is easy to grow and beautiful year round.

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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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