Panicum virgatum

Common Name: Switchgrass

Very soil and conditions tolerant.  Wet, dry, sun, heat.  Finely textured, pink tinged flower panicles summer into fall.  Versatile and adaptable native. 

More About Panicum virgatum

  • Native grass.
  • Versatile, warm-season, soil tolerant.


2-3 ft


2-3 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 to 10

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Panicum virgatum Characteristics


  • Mass Planting
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Native
  • Border or Bed
  • Heat Tolerant


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium to fast

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Dry Soil
  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Soil tolerant