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Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

If you don't like the soldierly look of Karl Foerster Calamagrostis, and you haven't found a Miscanthus to tickle your fancy, then perhaps it is time to look at Panicum. Panicum has a nicely airy look to the seedheads (perhaps you played hen or rooster with them as a child?). This airiness is a very different texture than other grass genera.  'Shenandoah' is the best Switch Grass for foliage colour. Leaves are green late spring-early summer, dark-red tips by July and completely wine-coloured by September. Flower panicles emerge red and mature to silvery-grey.

Height 90cm

Width 60cm

Bloom time August-October

Hardiness Zone 4

Please note: This picture shows what the plant may look like when more mature. At this time our plants may not look like this.




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