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
  • Light Needs : Full Sun, Partial Sun
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Donut Type
Botanical Name Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
Brand Monrovia Growers
Rose Class N/A
Best Seller N/A
Size No
Mature Height 3 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread 2 - 4 Feet
Foliage Color Green
Flower Color Red
Bloom Time Summer
Light Needs Full Sun, Partial Sun
Habit Narrow
Special Uses Dramatic Foliage Color, North American Native
Landscape Uses Firescaping / Fire Wise
Water Needs No
Plant Type Perennials, Ornamental Grass
Plant Subtype N/A
General Care 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.
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