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).
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" (with care)
Mature Height4-6 feet tall
Mature Spread24-36" wide
Bloom TimeLate summer to fall
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015211

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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SKUHC015211
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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
24-36" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall
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
Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Winter Interest, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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