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An Upright, Easy Native Switchgrass
36349.jpgCape Breeze Switchgrass

Cape Breeze Switchgrass

Item # 36349
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In late summer the grass is crowned with airy amber seedheads.

Stays Green Until Halloween!
Plant Patent Applied For.

This easy native switchgrass grows a compact, upright clump of handsome foliage that stays green until Halloween, but its real claim to fame is its airy amber seedheads, which arise very early so you can watch them dance in the wind all season long! Birds love the seeds, and the plumes make excellent fresh or dried indoor arrangements.

Vigorous but never invasive, 'Cape Breeze' is very drought tolerant once established, and untroubled by pests or diseases. This compact Panicum virgatum cultivar stays under 3 feet tall, making it a great choice for small space gardens. Very low maintenance, it repays a little pampering the first season with years of carefree beauty. 1 Quart container. Zones 4 to 9.

Genus Panicum
Species virgatum
Variety 'Cape Breeze'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Season Late Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 24 in - 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width 24 in - 2 ft 6 in
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Light Brown
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Outdoor, Winter Interest
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands