Switch Grass

Its stiff, erect stature and beautiful, pyramid-shaped panicles give it an air of confidence and endurance,

 

SWITCH GRASS (Panicum virgatum)

It may seem strange to describe a grass as “stately”, but that’s the impression switch grass leaves on me. Its stiff, erect stature and beautiful, pyramid-shaped panicles give it an air of confidence and endurance, yet it doesn’t demand attention. From a distance, it’s easy to overlook, despite its average four foot height. Switch grass does well in a wide range of growing conditions, from sand to clay and wet to dry.

Life Cycle: perennial, warm season
Sun Exposure: full sun
Bloom Period: August
Height: 4 – 12”
Soil: dry to moist