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  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Panicum virgatum, Switch Grass 

Panicum virgatum 

Switch Grass 

  • Average to Moderately Dry or Moderately Wet Soils
  • Full Sun to Light Shade
  • 48” tall, 24” to 48” spacing 
  • Summer Blooms, Fall Seed Heads
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in Meadow and Dry Meadow Ecosystems

Still new to my gardens, grown from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery.

https://www.prairiemoon.com/panicum-virgatum-switch-grass-prairie-moon-nursery.html 

At their best in full sun settings, this grass is lovely for massing and is the parent species of many garden and landscape cultivars. Like many of those cultivars, these have a fairly clumping appearance but can spread by slowly by rhizomes and quickly by seed if there are open spaces in the landscape so they have the potential to overwhelm small spaces or less enthusiastic species. 

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by PROMatt Lavin, Sten Porse via Wikimedia Commons


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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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