Panicum virgatum Dallas Blues

Dallas Blues Prairie Switch Grass

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).
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Good for Erosion Control
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Winter Interest
Great for Mass Plantings
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 4-6 feet tall 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKU HC015211

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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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.
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SKU
HC015211
Ships To Canada
No
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
Height
72 inches
Mature Height
4-6 feet tall
Mature Spread
24-36" wide
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Good for Erosion Control, Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Winter Interest, Great for Mass Plantings, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert
Native To
North America
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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.
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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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