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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