Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

Common Name: Switchgrass

Very soil tolerant - from wet to dry conditions.  Native grass.  Known for blue color and attractive flower color.  Great grass for mass planting.

More About Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

  • Powdery blue leaf blades.
  • Dark red flower panicles in late summer.


4 ft


3 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 to 10

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Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' Characteristics


  • Mass Planting
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing
  • Fall Color
  • Native
  • Drought Tolerant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Blue

Growth Rate

  • Medium to fast

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Soil tolerant
  • Dry Soil