The Shenandoah Switch Grass is a compact perennial grass forming an upright mound of stems covered in slender leaves. These begin blue-green, but quickly take on reddish tones, deepening as the seasons progress, and turning bright red in fall. Open sprays of pinkish-red flowers and seeds rise above the foliage, to a total height of about 4 feet. The grass spreads slowly into a larger clump, but it isn’t invasive. Grow it in beds for summer and fall interest, on slopes and in natural gardens, as well as stylish modern town gardens.
- Mature size is 3-4 ft tall/wide
- Hardy in zones 4-9
- Full Sun to Partial Shade
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.
Growing Zones: 4-9
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Mature width:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Botanical Name:||Panicum virgatum