Panicum virgatum Shenandoah

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Product: Panicum virgatum Shenandoah

Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’

COMMON NAME: Shenandoah Switch Grass

Excellent summer coloring and a striking habit make Shenandoah one of the top switch grass selections . Deep-green foliage which takes on a red coloring by mid-summer. The coloring will become more pronounced until it will be a deep burgundy-wine by September. Very similar in appearance to Imperata ‘Red Baron’ (Japanese blood grass) during the summer months. Tolerates a wide range of soil. Full sun to partial shade. Attracts birds and butterflies.

  • USDA ZONES: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • EXPOSURE: full sun
  • HEIGHT: 4′
  • SPREAD: 36 – 48″
  • BLOOM TIME: late summer to early fall
  • FLOWER COLOR: reddish pink
  • SOIL/WATER REQUIREMENTS: Average to High Water Needs; Water regularly; well-drained soil