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Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
Common Name: Switchgrass

The brightest red Panicum by a long shot. Experienced horticulturists have mistaken it for Imperata at first glance. It colors up by June and the flowers are also red. The shortest of the group and also the slowest grower, perhaps due in part to its lack of chlorophyll. This will probably be the most popular Switchgrass ever! Introduced by Dr. Hans Simon of Germany. Nothing comes close to the fall color displayed by this grass!

Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 2 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 2-9