Panicum virgatum Strictum Seeds - Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum Strictum Seeds - Switchgrass

P. virgatum Strictum
Switchgrass

Product ID#: RP1680-8591

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Harvesting Harvest when Mature, Good for Cutting, Long Vase Life
Growing Conditions Field Crop
Additional Characteristics Good for Overwintering, Cold Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Flowering Month August, September, October
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Romantic, Victorian
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity Perennial
Stem Type Single Stem
Plant Hardiness Hardy
Plant Height 31 - 40 inches
Plant Lifecycle Perennial
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Bouquet Filler Greens, Excellent for Drying & Crafts, Bedding, Erosion Control, Weed Suppression, Landscape
Shape Filler Greens, Pods & Fiddly Bits, Spike, Textural
  • 1 packet

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$4.50
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Panicum virgatum Strictum, commonly called Switchgrass, is a colorful perennial grass derived from native prairies and bred for ornamental garden and cut flower production use. Vertical clumps grow to 36" inches and feature fall blooming panicles of tiny green flowers that mature to red seed heads. The thin, narrow, upright blades will turn from green to golden to bronze on the tips as fall approaches. This popular cut flower filler green ingredient can be used fresh or dried. Create a stunning border planting, line pathways or divide planter spaces in larger landscapes with this low maintenance grass that is drought tolerant once established. Clumps should be cut to the plant base in late winter to encourage new sprig growth. Plants will slowly spread by scaly rhizomes beneath the soil and will also often self-seed, but the cultivars do not come true from seed, so best propagation is by division. Patience is required for germinating - Panicum virgatum Strictum seeds will usually germinate in 10-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Don't give up! Hardy to zone 5. Packet: 50 seeds.
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