Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Common Name: Switchgrass, Red

Starts to show dark red tones by mid-summer.  Fully burgundy-red in color by fall.  Lightly textured, reddish-pink flower blooms.  Very soil tolerant and adaptable like other Switchgrass selections.  Native grass.

More About Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

  • Reddest of all the Switchgrass.
  • Great late summer and fall color.


3 ft


3 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 to 9

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Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' Characteristics


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


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Burgundy
  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium to fast

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Dry Soil