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Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
Common Name: Switch Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

One of our favourite grasses at the nursery for the last two years, 'Shenandoah' has strongly upright steely blue foliage throughout the season with hints of burgundy red. The airy flowers create a great cloud of pink and blue atop the columnar grass in summer. Then in fall the burgundy tints deepen and spread throughout the foliage creating a great late summer and fall display.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Prairies and in openings and savannas throughout the eastern United States. It is one of the co-dominant grass species of the original tallgrass prairie.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom ColourPink 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourBluish Green Burgundy/Red/Purple Good Fall Colour 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus "'Cosmopolitan'"
Pennisetum orientale "'Karley Rose'"

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