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.

Shipping Notes

NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Due to Department of Agriculture regulations, we cannot send plants to California. Our products will ship with USPS, FedEx or UPS. They should take 2 to 3 days to reach most areas that we ship to. All of our plants will be shipped out within 7 to 10 business days, with certain exceptions.

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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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