Grass, Shenandoah Switch
Description: Shenandoah Reed Switch Grass features airy plumes of rose flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive grassy leaves are green in color with prominent ruby red tips. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous burgundy in the fall. The brick red seed heads are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from late summer to mid fall. The brick red stems are very effective and add winter interest.
Common Name: Shenandoah Switch Grass
Scientific Name: Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’
Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass
Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 2-3′ foliage height, 4′ bloom height, 2-3′ spread
Foliage Color: Green with red tips, reddening through summer, turning burgundy in the fall
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Period: Late Summer – Fall
Landscape Use: Mass Groupings, Rock Garden, Focal Point
Soil: Tolerates Sandy, Clay or Moist Soil
Zone: 4 – 9
Growth Rate: Slow
Companion Plants: Coreopsis, Black-Eyed-Susan, Beebalm, Cranesbill, Lavender. Stop by and visit our garden center and nursery to talk with our staff about other plants in stock.
Maintenance: Cut back to 3″ in late Fall or early Spring