Northwind Switchgrass

General Information

Northwind Switchgrass is an erect columnar grass cultivar that will sport yellow flower panicles late summer on top of it’s 4-6′ olive/bluish green foliage.   Flower panicles turn tan colored in the fall continuing into the winter.   Foliage also changes to a beige color providing winter interest.

Additional Information

Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ grows best in Full Sun to Part Shade.  If it receives too much shade it will lose its erect columnar habit and will grow more open, possibly falling over.  It will reach a mature height of 4 to 6 feet and width of 2 to 5 feet.   Plant in zones 5 to 9.  Drought, air pollution, and black walnut tolerant.

Care & Shipping Notes

Easy to grow in moderate well drained soil.  Tolerates a variety of soil types.  Cut back grass clumps to the ground in early spring. No serious insect or disease problems. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

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Mature Width 2 to 5 Feet
Mature Height 4 to 6 Feet
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Planting Zone 5 to 9

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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