PlantsPanicum→Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum 'Emerald Chief')

Common names:
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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 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Deep green maturing to golden-yellow in fall
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late fall or early winter
Winter
Other: Seed plumes often persist throughout winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollution
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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