Shenandoah Switchgrass

General Information

Shenandoah Switchgrass is an ornamental perennial grass.  Perfect as a border plant or in a variety of landscaping areas.  It is a compact, narrow and upright grass with a number of good qualities.  The foliage emerges in the spring bluish-green, with red tips, keeping a nice appearance through the summer.  In the late summer, into the fall it has very nice burgundy-red color.  Open, airy clusters of flowers appear in the summer and are reddish to pink in color.  Seeds following the flowers can be an attractive winter food source for birds. 

Additional Information

Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’ grows to a height of three to four feet, with a spread of two to three feet. It is recommended for USDA planting zones 4 to 9.  Shenandoah can be grown in full to partial sunlight.  It grows best with moderate amounts of moisture in well drained soils.  Adaptable to a variety of soil conditions.  It is not known to have any serious disease or insect issues. 

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 3 Feet
Mature Height 3 to 4 Feet
Light Full Sun
Planting Zone 4 to 9

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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