A nativar perfect for the late summer landscape! The seedheads on this moderately sized grass billow over the top of the habit. Wide, steel colored leaves densely pack the robust habit. It is closest in size to ‘Apache Rose’, but differs with tan seedheads and a wider habit.
Switch grass gets its name from the peaceful swishing sound it makes when blowing in the wind. All parts of this grass are very sturdy, and will remain standing thru winter unless snows are heavy. This provides important cover for birds during the coldest days of winter. This grass is very versitile from a design standpoint; it is effective as a specimen, in masses, for screening, alongside ponds or streams, or even in large containers.
Height: 4.0-4.5 Feet
Spread: 3.0-3.5 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Foliage Color: Green shades, Blue shades
Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements: Low Water Needs, Average Water Needs, Consistent Water Needs
Soil Quality: Poor Soil Quality, Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Bloomtime: Late Summer
Critter Resistant: Deer Resistant
Seasonal Interest: Fall Color
Growth Rate: Medium