Panicum virgatum Shenandoah

Shenandoah Switch Grass

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).
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height4-5' tall
Mature Spread18" wide
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SKUHC016183

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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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.

Flat of 9 plants will cover 14 square feet when planted together

More Information
Associated SKUsHC016183
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
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
Native
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Tray
Ships To Canada
No
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