Panicum virgatum 'Gunsmoke'

'Gunsmoke' Switch Grass

Panic érigé 'Gunsmoke'
Panic érigé 'Gunsmoke'
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Native to North America, switch grass makes a calm swishing sound in the wind, thus its name. This is a compact, sturdy plant that will generally remain standing in the winter unless the snow accumulation is too heavy; not only does it provide winter interest, it furnishes birds with welcome cover on cold days. Leaves are blue-green, and in the fall, large seedhead plumes billow over top. Extremely versatile, Gunsmoke makes an effective screening plant, does well in mass plantings, large containers and is particularly beautiful in perennial borders or planted along ponds and streams. Deer resistant and easy to grow in average to wet soils.

Plant details
Category
Perennial
Exposure
Sunny
Rusticity
Zone4
Height
120 - 150 cm
Staggering
90 - 120 cm
Flowering
End of summer

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