General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: 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: 4 to 6 feet (6 to 8 feet when in flower)
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollution
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Switch Grass
  • Switchgrass
  • Giant Blue Switchgrass
  • Tall Switch Grass
  • Wand Panic Grass

Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 7, 2018 9:02 PM concerning plant:
    This cultivar has bluish-green foliage and is a bushy plant with fine-textured blades and large airy panicle flower clusters. It grows about 5 to 7 feet high. It is sort of cloud-like.

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