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Panicum virgatum "Northwind'
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Plant Type: Grasses, Perennials

‘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:

Flower Color

yellow-beige

Foliage Color

blue/green

Plant Spread

2-2.5'

Good Companions

Plant Height

4-6'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

5-9

Soil Moisture

average and consistent water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

drought resistant

Bloom Time

late summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

full sun

Growth Rate

medium

Seasonal Interests

summer/fall/winter