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

Maintenance: Cut back to 3″ in late Fall or early Spring

*Great Fall & Winter interest. Stunning when planted in Mass Groupings
 


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