SHENANDOAH SWITCH GRASS is a popular addition to many landscapes.  This unique ornamental grass boasts bright green blades which are ordained with purplish-red tips.  The color contrast of this perennial grass makes it stand out in landscapes.  This grass also produces red to pink flowers in the summer.  Shenandoah Switch Grass is a fast-growing plant that requires little maintenance once it is established.  This grass plant works well as a stand-alone plant or can be used in mass plantings.

Shenandoah Switch Grass grows to about three feet tall and three feet wide. This ornamental grass does not spread and maintains its growing area well. The grass can be cut down in the fall at the end of the growing season. If you choose, the grass can be left over winter to provide seasonal interest. Overall, Shenandoah Switch Grass is a hearty variety that works well in a variety of applications.

Shenandoah Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’

Plant Details

Plant Type- Perennial Grass

Flower Color- Red

Foliage Color-  Green with red-purple tips

Growth Habit- Upright Clump

Growth Rate- Moderate

Zone- 4-9

Height- 4′

Spread- 2′-3′ wide

Light- Sun

Details- Unusual characteristics of having green leaves with the tips turning red.  This is a fast growing grass perennial.  This is a deer resistant plant.  Works well in most planting applications.

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