Switch Grass

Switch Grass

Latin Name: Panicum virgatum

Type: Grass/Sedge

Light: Sun

Moisture: Dry / Dry-Mesic / Mesic / Wet-Mesic

Soil: Sand / Loam / Clay

Size: 3-6 feet

Color: Gold

Bloom Time: August / September

Description: This is a very popular prairie grass for both humans and wildlife. The foliage is lushly blue-green and seed heads somewhat cone-shaped. The birds devour the seeds. In winter the display is breathtaking, especially after an ice storm when the spent seed heads and curled leaves glisten. This grass provides the densest cover for wildlife all season long.