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SUNNY BORDER PERENNIAL COLLECTION

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Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'   

This introduction from Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm has sturdy, upright, dark green blades that form a clump with interesting flower panicles emerging in late summer. The panicles are more contained in the clumps center, rather than arching outward like many grasses adding to its visual appeal. Grows 5-6' tall. Shows good vigor and is drought tolerant, once established. 

 
    Common Name:Switch Grass
    Hardiness Zones:4-9
    Exposure:  
    Native:Yes
    Deer Resistant:Yes
 
Growing Tips: Plant in moist but well drained soil.

About Panicum: Panicum is a native, clump forming, ornamental grass whose foliage and flower panicle are highly prized for their summer and fall beauty. This effective accent plant can be used alone or in a group. A versatile grass, it’s quite adaptable, with some appreciating more moisture as found along streams, ponds and in water features.