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

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
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'Northwind' is a tall switch grass cultivar which features one of the best vertical and compact forms available. The leaves are olive-green to bluish-green, turning yellow-beige in fall to provide good winter interest. Perennial Plant of the Year 2014.


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 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourBluish Green Good Fall Colour 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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