Panicum virgatum Northwind

Northwind Prairie Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum Northwind is a showy- upright growing form of Prairie Switchgrass with blue-green foliage and fine textured yellow flowers in late summer. Nice tawny yellow fall color too. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Great For Mass Plantings
Winter Interest
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height6' tall
Mature Spread24-36" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014660

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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6' tall x 2-3' wide. (Division propagated). Panicum virgatum Northwind is a tall, very upright growing Prairie Switchgrass with blue-green foliage and fine textured yellow flower spikes. An excellent grass for winter interest.
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SKUHC014660
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Northwind Prairie Switchgrass
Botanical Name
Panicum virgatum Northwind
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Mature Height
6' tall
Mature Spread
24-36" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
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", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Winter Interest, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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