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Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'/Red Switchgrass, Shenandoah Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' / Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
A specimen clump at the Springfield, Missouri Botanical Garden soon after a major frost
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A specimen clump at the Springfield, Missouri Botanical Garden soon after a major frost

Color of the grass after a frost

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Scientific Name: Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
Common Name: Red Switchgrass, Shenandoah Switchgrass
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is a very manageable grass which produces red flowers and handsome red-colored foliage in fall. Introduced from Germany. Makes an excellent specimen grass and planted in mass. Provide full sunlight and a well-drained soil for the ornamental grasses