Vigorous but never invasive.

Northwind Switchgrass

1-Quart
Item # 48348
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Birds love the seeds, and the plumes make excellent fresh or dried indoor arrangements.

Densely packed, slender olive-green foliage topped with airy tassels turn from green to silver and finally to gold over a long season.
One of the most pleasing and well-behaved of native Switchgrasses, 'Northwind' offers densely packed, slender olive-green foliage topped with airy tassels that turn from green to silver and finally to gold over a long season. It is useful as a hedge, perimeter planting, screen, border background, or even specimen, its foliage turning tan for winter.

Very easy to grow, this selection of the native species begins its flower show in early fall with feathery blooms of pale green, turning silver and finally gold by mid-winter. Birds love the seeds, and the plumes make excellent fresh or dried indoor arrangements.

Vigorous but never invasive, 'Northwind' is very drought tolerant once established, and untroubled by pests or diseases. It stands about 5 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide, just the right size for a natural hedge, windbreak, or driveway plant. Very low maintenance, it repays a little pampering the first season with years of carefree beauty. For its adaptability to many conditions, resistance to pests and diseases, its low level of maintenance, and its multi-season appeal, 'Northwind' was named Perennial Plant of the Year for 2014 by the Perennial Plant Association! Zones 4-11.

Genus
Panicum
Species
virgatum
Variety
'Northwind'
Item Form
1-Quart
Zone
4 - 11
Bloom Start To End
Early Fall - Mid Winter
Habit
Upright
Plant Height
5 ft
Plant Width
24 in - 3 ft
Additional Characteristics
Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Season Extenders
Bloom Color
Light Gold, Silver
Foliage Color
Olive Green
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
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands