The wide, thick leaf blades are … Also effective as a screen. Features medium green leaves which turn yellow (sometimes with orange tints) in autumn, fading to tan-beige in winter. An unequivocally upright steel blue panicum selected by Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm in Springfield, WI. Northwind Switch Grass; Feather Reed Grass; Low Growing Ornamental Grass. Tall, strongly erect ornamental grass. Coldest zone:4 4. Rick Darke first alerted us to this fabulous new grass and as always...he was right! Perennial borders, wild gardens, native plant gardens, prairies, meadows or naturalized areas. In addition, its extensive root system grows 5-6 feet deep, making it a great plant to assist with stabilizing banks. The loose and open panicles (pyramidal shaped seed heads) appear in August or September, and remain attractive all winter. Use for mass background plantings or in containers. May flop in overly rich soils. Cut back clumps to the ground in late winter to early spring. Cool-season grasses may be a weed problem in some established switchgrass stands. Some susceptibility to rust, particularly in hot and humid summer climates. Community Answer. Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' switchgrass . When in flower, flower panicles may bring total plant height to 6'. Instead ofBurning bush, use Red Chokeberry ‘Brillantissima’ , Fragrant Sumac, or Dwarf Fothergilla Well I had to com… Plant… In summer airy reddish-pink flower panicles rise above burgundy highlighted leaves. Cut back clumps to the ground in late winter to early spring. An introduction of Northwind Perennial Farm. The species is native to roughly the eastern two-thirds of North America. Grows primarily in clumps, but will slowly spread by slightly creeping rhizomes. If you Google USDA switchgrass, you can find the USDA release brochure. selected this cultivar of switchgrass. No serious insect or disease problems. Preparation. Wow! Sep 3, 2018 - Explore Liz Dutton's board "Garden grass Panicum Northwinds", followed by 190 people on Pinterest. This selection forms a tall, narrow mound of olive-green leaves, bearing airy heads of tiny green flowers in late summer. It occurs in both wet and dry soils in prairies and open woods, gravel bars and stream banks and along railroad tracks throughout most of the State. This large, bunching grass grows 3-7 feet high and has a 2-3 foot spread. Upright switch grass creates a stunning vertical accent and is relatively maintenance and trouble free. Pronunciation: PAN-ih-kum veer-GAH-tum Panicum virgatumis a native to the North American tall grass prairies. Will the grass invade my lawn, or otherwise be a problem for me? And the drought of '99? Plant number: 8.290.230 Switch Grass is one of the easiest and most attractive ornamental grasses, with no tendency to spread or become troublesome. This durable ornamental native grass has attractive, stiffly upright blue-gray foliage and attractive tan flowering sprays in late summer. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage. Panicum ‘Northwind’ is propagated by division. Switchgrass forms tall, slowly-spreading Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' Sku #2296 A compact, clumping grass with excellent vertical form. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' is a popular switch grass cultivar that is known for its compact habit and striking red-purple fall color. Beginning in late summer, a multitude of narrow, open panicles top the plant. Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Wet Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution. Plants may self-seed in optimum growing conditions but cultivars may not come true from seed. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. 37110. Will grow in part shade, but begins to lose its form in too much shade, growing more openly and possibly falling over. Switch grass is generally noted for its stiff, columnar form, and typically retains its vertical shape throughout the growing season. Generally performs best in full sun. It is a clump-forming, warm season grass which typically grows to 3' tall. See more ideas about Grass, Grasses garden, Ornamental grasses. Tolerates a wide range of soils, including dry ones, but prefers moist, sandy or clay soils. Switchgrass is a non-invasive, non-spreading species of ornamental grass. Northwind Switch Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with a rigidly upright and towering form. A tall growing upright switch grass, the Northwind Panicum virgatum is a warm season native grass. USDA Zone: 4; Northeast US Native: Yes Grows primarily in clumps, but will slowly spread by slightly creeping rhizomes. Airy panicles of yellow seed heads crown the blades at bloom time. It was an important part of the tall grass prairie that once covered the interior of the United States. A clumping warm season grass. PLANT DESCRIPTION: Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ is a sturdy upright switch grass cultivar that produces many vertical culms from short rhizomes. Pests: Pests include: grasshoppers, leafhoppers, armyworms, and Switchgrass moths 16 . 'Northwind' features one of the best vertical forms of any of the many panicum cultivars currently available in commerce. Switchgrass can be planted from seed using seed drills at ¼ in thick or broadcast spreaders 16. Upright golden-yellow flowers at 6-8' Height: 6-8 ft Will grow in part shade, but begins to lose its form in too much shade, growing more openly and possibly falling over. This upright panicum is colorful throughout the growing season starting in spring with green foliage changing to blue for summer and then golden foliage for fall and winter. Grows 4 to 5 feet tall with a spread of 2 to 3 feet. Tolerant of many soil conditions. Propagation. For a solid Northwind Panicum hedge, space plants 20 to 24 inches apart. Also appropriate for water gardens, bog gardens and along ponds. The fall foliage is a red to … Northwind Panicum Switch Grass is available in 2 sizes: Orders shipping to AZ and CA addresses will be bare rooted and root washed before being prepped for shipping. Panicum Northwind - Common name:Switch Grass, Panic Grass - 2014 Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. Crown or root rot may occur, particularly as a result of improper growing conditions. Prefers full sun and moist soils, but will also tolerate dry soils and drought, or wet soils. Tolerates occasional flooding. 636 Myers Cove Road Leaves are a bit wider than some other cultivars … Grow it in full sun and a little on the dry side to bring out the metallic color of the foliage. 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