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Northwind Switch Grass

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The Switch Grass 'Northwind', Panicum virgatum 'Northwind', is a very erect form and tolerates some snow load.

The yellow flowers are golden during autumn. The foliage is deep green during the growing season turning golden in the fall.

The wide, thick leaf blades are a bit more substantial than those of the other blues. 'Northwind' grass was one of the many important tall-grasses that covered the U.S. prairies.

It is a versatile grass as it tolerates a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. This grass makes excellent background plants, and since this grass tolerates moist soils, it is a fine choice for water gardens or along stream banks.

'Northwind' prefers full sun, and moist, fertile soil; however, the plant will tolerate sand, heavy clay, dry slopes and boggy areas.

This grass spreads quickly or slowly by rhizomes, depending on growing conditions. Northwind is a native grass and it is tough! Use it in your landscape as a vertical accent, in a mixed border, or as border hedge. This popular plant always sells out fast! Order yours now!

* 6' Erect Deep Green Foliage
* Foliage and Flowers Turn Golden in Autumn
* Tolerates Snow Load and Grows Anywhere


Northwind Switch Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
Foliage Deep Green
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Fall Color Yellow