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Botanical name: Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
Other names: Switch grass 'Northwind', Panicum virgatum 'North Wind'
Variety or cultivar: 'Northwind' _ 'Northwind' is a narrowly upright, clump-forming, deciduous perennial grass with flat, linear, olive- to blue-green leaves, turning yellow-brown in autumn, and feathery panicles of tiny, yellow flowers in early autumn.
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' is: Deciduous
Flower: Yellow-brown, Pale-yellow in Autumn
Foliage: Olive green, Blue-green in Spring; Olive green, Blue-green in Summer; Blue-green, Olive green in Autumn; Yellow-brown in Winter
Habit: Clump-forming, Upright
Pests: Generally pest free
Diseases: Generally disease free
Pruning: Cut back in late winter or early spring.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' (Switch grass 'Northwind') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting
Cultivation: Grow in full sun in moderately fertile, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil. May flop in fertile soils. Primarily clump-forming but may slowly spread by creeping rhizomes.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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