Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
 Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
 Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
 Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
 Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
 Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
 Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
 Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
 Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)

Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass) Seed

$5.00 - $16.00

Switch Grass Description:

Panicum virgatum, commonly known as switchgrass, is a warm-season native perennial grass species that is found throughout North America. The plant can grow up to 6 feet tall and has a dense root system, making it an effective soil stabilizer.

Switchgrass is an important species for wildlife habitat, providing cover and food for birds, small mammals, and insects. The plant is also a valuable forage source for livestock and has gained attention as a potential biofuel crop due to its high biomass production and ability to grow on marginal lands.

Switchgrass has a deep root system that allows it to thrive in a variety of soil types, including poor soils. It prefers full sun and can tolerate drought and flooding, making it an ideal species for restoration and erosion control projects.

Switchgrass is also a popular ornamental grass due to its attractive appearance, with its blue-green foliage turning to golden hues in the fall. The plant can be grown in gardens or used as a tall border or screen. Overall, Panicum virgatum is a versatile and important species with a range of ecological and economic uses.

Native Range:

Switch grass can be found throughout the United States with the exception of the West coast states. In Minnesota, Switch grass is found in most regions across the state. 

Standard Plant Information:

Plant height: 3' - 6' 

Fruiting time: June - August

Preferred habitat: Does well in part shade to full sun. Often found in prairies, savannas, open woods, dunes, and roadsides.

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