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Big native prairie grass fits any landscape!

Ok, maybe its cliché that Texas is known for big hair, big boots, big belt buckles and big football teams, but now it will definitely be known for big grass!

Dallas Blues Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues' Plant Patent #11,202) is a super hearty grass discovered near Dallas, Texas. It is a remnant of the long gone tall grass prairies of the mid-west and Great Plains. It grows to an impressive 5 feet tall and wide every season, creating a big, billowy presence in the garden.

The strappy vase shape and exceptional height aren’t all that Dallas Blues has going for it, though. It is, as its name suggests, a stunning blue-green that really makes a statement in the garden. Plant it where it has room to grow in normal to poor soil. (It loves lean clay and sandy conditions so much it tends to flop if the soil is too rich!) Once it is established it survives with little fuss and is an excellent addition to xeric gardens.

Dallas Blue Switchgrass looks great as a specimen plant by itself or in big mass planting. And just because it was discovered in the prairie, don’t limit it to rustic or natural gardens (even though it excels there). A big geometric bed of this great grass in a modern or formal garden stops traffic!

Don’t forget the big purple-tan flower plumes that spring up in autumn and persist well into winter, either. They are great cut flowers and winter garden interest, as well as food for the birds.

This simple-to-grow grass will be a real standout in your landscape, so don’t wait to order yours! Order today!

* Easy care native
* Great for hedges, screens and borders
* Unique eye-catching blue-green color
* Fast grower
* Works in any garden setting, from cottage to contemporary

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Dallas Blues Switch Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'
Foliage Blue
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Purple Seed Head