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Switchgrass | Panicum virgatum

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Each packet of Switchgrass contains 200 seeds.

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Plant Species Synonym Names

Family

Grass - Poaceae

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Switchgrass

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Description

One of the dominant grasses of the tallgrass prairie. It produces seeds relished by birds. The foliage turns a gorgeous orange in the fall. Foliage ranges from green to blue-green.

Characteristics

Growth Habit:Herb: Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers
Grass: Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.
Tree: Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall
Shrub: Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.
Vine: Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.
Grass

Life Span:Annual: Annuals are herbaceous plants that live only one year
Biennial: Biennials are herbaceous plants that live two years, flowering the second
Perennial: Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
Woody: Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Perennial

Mature Height: 4.0'

Mature Width: 2.0'

Flower Color: Green

Sun Requirement:Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Full Sun

Water Requirement:Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope
Moist to Drained

Companion Plants

SwitchgrassBig Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii

 

SwitchgrassCommon Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca

 

SwitchgrassRound-headed Bush Clover
Lespedeza capitata

 

SwitchgrassIndiangrass
Sorghastrum nutans