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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE


Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Dog'

Prairie Dog Switch Grass, Upright Switch Grass

Main interest:
compact, upright habit, vertical accent, blue foliage, drought tolerant, native
full sun
Soil humidity:
dry to moist soil; well drained
Growth type:
Flower colour:
pinkish green
Flowering period:
August to September
bluish green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 4 ft (1.2 m) width: 3 ft (0.9 m)
mass planting, low hedge, container, foundation, rock garden, xeriscaping

Add interest to the winter garden and habitat for birds with Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Dog', a very nice shorter Switch Grass. Prairie Dog Switch Grass grows to 4 ft tall, with cool blue foliage and airy rosy blooms on sturdy stems that are able to withstand heavy snow. Wonderful as a vertical accent in the garden or landscape, or in mass plantings.

This Upright Switch Grass grows best in full sun, and average soil, with well drained to dry soil. Prune in early spring. Hardy to zone 4a.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$13.99 - $37.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Also known as: Upright Switchgrass, Prairie Dog Switchgrass, Dwarf Switch Grass, Dwarf Switchgrass, Compact Switch Grass, Compact Switchgrass

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