General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Greenish-blue with red tips, turning dark red by late summer
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late fall or early winter
Other: Seed plumes may persist well into winter.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Bog gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollution
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Switchgrass
  • Switch Grass
  • Wand Panic Grass
Also sold as:
  • Hänse Herms
  • Haense Herms

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