‘Northwind’ is a tall ornamental switch grass cultivar which features one of the best vertical forms of any of the many panicum cultivars currently available in commerce. Olive-green to bluish-green foliage forms a compact, narrow, erect, 4-5′ tall clump of foliage which is topped in late summer by finely-textured, yellow flower panicles which hover over the foliage like an airy cloud. Flower panicles typically bring total plant height to 6′. Panicles turn beige as the seeds mature in fall with the seed plumes persisting well into winter. Foliage turns yellow-beige in fall and provides good winter interest.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Soil Moistureaverage and consistent water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Bloom Timelate summer