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. 

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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The Online Plant Nursery will re-open for orders on Tuesday, May 17th

Pickups will begin the following week.

I will be offering plug sized plants for $1.25 each or 5 for $5. 

I'm in the process of adding species that I expect to offer this spring to the listings since they are starting to germinate and I'm starting to get an idea of which will be available in abundant quantities.

Since the list is much longer this year I've added several categories to help narrow down your options based on a variety of criteria.

For those who have already adopted seedlings, planting instructions can be found here.