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Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’.

Shenandoah Switch Grass

Main interest:
green foliage with red tips that turn deep burgundy and reddish flowers which deepen in fall
Soil & Exposure:
full sun, moist well-drained soil, adapts to wide range of soil conditions
Growth type:
red-deep purple, late summer to mid fall
green with red to burgundy tips
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4: -34.4 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 3 ft (0.9 m) width: 3 ft (0.9 m)

This North American switch grass is prized for its strikingly red-tipped green foliage, which changes from red to deep burgundy as the seasons progress. Red flowers bloom in late summer to mid fall, and can grow to 3 ft tall. This clumping grass works well as a border or accent, and looks wonderful planted en masse. Of interest summer to winter.

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