Panicum virgatum 'Squaw'  ~ Squaw  Switch Grass - Delivered By ServeScape

Squaw Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Squaw'


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  • Delivery to Greater Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC & Tallahassee, FL area ONLY, within 5-7 business days. (Click HERE to see our Delivery Area Map)
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee, GA       
    (Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-4pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Squaw Switch Grass is a dense fast-growing ornamental grass native to the prairies of North America.  The stiff upright medium green foliage with dark red tips and turns tan with rich burgundy tips for fall.   In mid-summer stems holding airy clusters of tiny red flowers raise above the foliage like a cloud which turn brown in fall and persist through winter.  Prefers part sun and moist well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Origins:

Central and East N. America; GA Native

Height: 

3' - 4'

Spread: 

1.5' - 2'

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

 Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

Summer, FallYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant. Too much shade will lose its upright form.  Beetles and mites are occasional problems.  Root and crown rot may occur in poorly drained soils. Some susceptibility to rust.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group PlantingsBordersNaturalized AreasWoodland GardenWildlife GardensBog Gardens, Rock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Salvia, Blanket Flower, Shasta Daisy

Image: Photo by  Esther Westerveld, Squaw Switch Grass

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