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Shenandoah Switch Grass

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Prized for its unmatched foliage color. Fast growing green leaves emerge with red tips in spring, darkening through summer, and turning burgundy in fall. Airy reddish-pink flowers in summer. Use for mass background plantings or in containers. Deciduous. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Low

  • Height
    3 - 5 feet

  • Spread
    2—4 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
Plant Type Ornamental Grass, Perennials
Plant Subtype LARGE GRASSES
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
Height 3 - 5 feet
Spread 2—4 feet
Habit Narrow
Special Uses Dramatic Foliage Color, North American Native
Landscape Uses Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise
Flower Color Red
Bloom Time Summer

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