Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’ (Switch Grass)

(Blackbent, Thatchgrass, Twiggy Panic Grass, Wild Redtop, Wobsqua Grass)

Burgundy-reddish foliage with reddish pink flower panicles. Height 3-4′.

One of the best burgundy-red foliage of the Panicum cultivars. Foliage emerges bluish-green but rapidly turns burgundy-red to forma a compact, narrow, erect clump.  Topped by reddish pink flower panicles.  Height 3-4'.

Panicum attracts birds and butterflies to the garden. Prefers average, medium to wet soils. Drought tolerant when established. Tolerates air pollution, clay soils, dry soils, occasional flooding and sandy soils. Warm season grass. Deer resistant.

  • USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time(s): July-February