Switchgrass 'Shenandoah' (Panicum virgatum)
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Panicum virgatum, or Switchgrass 'Shenandoah', is a native grass featuring red seedheads and green foliage with red tips. Red streaks appear around June, and airy, red flowers bloom in July and August. Switchgrass 'Shenandoah' is the shortest and slowest grower of the group, reaching up to 3' tall. This grass provides a winter food source for birds. It tolerates deer, droughts, and salt.
Plant in loamy, average to dry soils in full sun to partial shade. One established, the grass will tolerate droughts. It can also tolerate moist soils, but only for short periods. Switchgrass 'Shenandoah' will spread by rhizomes but this will vary on growing conditions. Propagate by seed or division in the spring, and cut back to encourage new growth.
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