Switch grass (Panicum virgatum) is a clump-forming, warm-season grass well suited to borders, naturalistic plantings, and meadows. These seeds are from plants growing wild in my own meadow in Bucks County, PA. They typically reach 5 to 6 feet tall, with an upright habit and olive green to grayish green foliage that sometimes has a reddish tinge; fall color is usually yellow. Switch grass pairs perfectly with many other tall natives for late-season beauty, including Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum), ironweeds (Vernonia), Joe-Pye weeds (Eutrochium), New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), and perennial sunflowers (Helianthus)—to name just a few! Full sun. Perennial; Zones 3 to 9.
Collected in late September 2022. At least 30 seeds. PA ecotype.
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