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.
$12.99 - $33.99
Also known as: Upright Switchgrass, Prairie Dog Switchgrass, Dwarf Switch Grass, Dwarf Switchgrass, Compact Switch Grass, Compact Switchgrass