The Switch Grass ‘Dewey Blue’, Panicum amarum ‘Dewey Blue’, is a native grass with exceptional color and great practical value.Its bold, blue-gray foliage is very attractive and ideal for infertile, dry, hot, sandy soils. This native spreads slowly by rhizomes, making it an important grass for hillsides and erosion control.The open, graceful, tan flowers appear in the fall and create interest throughout the winter months. It prefers less fertile, drier soils. If the soil is fertile and moist, it may have problems remaining upright.’Dewey Blue’ grass is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution and is very tolerant of high heat and humidity!Plant in spring when the soil is warm, since the roots will grow only in warm soil. Planting too early in the spring may cause the roots to rot.* Colorful* Hot weather plant* Hardy.
Lavender Flowers on Hardy GrassSwitch Grass Panicum Dust Devil, Panicum virgatum ‘Dust Devil’ , is truly the devil of all Panicums, and if you are looking for a hardy and sturdy switch grass, this one is it!This switch grass is quite durable and grows well under stressful conditions. Dust Devil grass will remain standing through winter unless snows are very heavy.The blue-green to green foliage forms an upright, dense clump, and when the season turns to fall, it shows off a hint of deep purple red.Lavender pink flower panicles appear in late summer. The flowers turn tan as they age. Dust Devil provides shelter for birds and wildlife during the coldest days of winter.Switch grass gets its name from the soft swishing sound it makes when swaying in the wind. A very versatile grass, Dust Devil adds an architectural design to any landscape.It is effective as a specimen, in masses, alongside ponds or even in a large container.Colorful and hardy, a great combination!* Lavender Pink Flowers in Summer* Red Purple Foliage in Autumn* Attracts Wildlife.
Dazzling Color Earlier Than Other GrassesWith Hot Rod Switch Grass you won’t have to wait long to enjoy vibrant color in your yard. Delightful, blue-tinted foliage quickly bursts into bright shades of eye-catching red with this remarkably colorful switch grass variety. By the time autumn arrives, your picturesque grass adopts shades of deep purple, topped with decorative seeds of red/purple intensity. The long, slender blades of Hot Rod reach up tall and straight, with an additional 6 inches added once it’s whimsical, airy seeds make an appearance. Your Hot Rod Switch Grass is a perennial grass that will grow 36-42 inches in height, with a 24-inch spread when mature. It has an upright habit, with a gentle cascading effect (to the outside foliage), lending a touch of additional elegance to its form. It’s drought tolerant and generally carefree. Even deer tend to leave it alone! Hot Rod is spectacular when planted en masse or used as a border. Hot Rod Switch Grass stays true to its name as the “hot rod” of the grasses—ablaze in color from summer through fall. Even when in decline Hot Rod adds decorative interest to the winter landscape. Hot Rod Switch Grass is a must-have for those spots in your yard where you’d like some year-round interest. Try one today! * Colorful foliage* Adaptable to a variety of soils* Drought tolerant* Sun tolerant* Salt tolerant.
Hardy Grass with Ubique Color & Winter InterestThe Grass ‘Heavy Metal Switch Grass’, Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’, is also known as Blue Switch Grass.The ‘Heavy Metal’ switch grass has a striking metallic blue leaf color. It has a very upright, erect growth habit and will not fall over in a heavy rain.In autumn, pink flowers are formed and the fall leaf color is yellow. Heavy Metal seed heads persist into winter which provides very nice winter interest.The loose, broad, weeping plumes of purple-green spike-like bloom stalks rise above the foliage. It is quite handsome when used in groups or as an accent plant in the landscape.It thrives in full to partial sun. This plant is a perennial and it provides excellent cover and food for wildlife.Heavy Metal is a natural native grass of North America. So it is tough and can tolerate many soil and growing conditions.* Colorful* Winter interest* Hardy.
Prairie ProudThe Switch Grass ‘Northwind’, Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’, is a very erect form and tolerates some snow load.The yellow flowers are golden during autumn. The foliage is deep green during the growing season turning golden in the fall.The wide, thick leaf blades are a bit more substantial than those of the other blues. ‘Northwind’ grass was one of the many important tall-grasses that covered the U.S. prairies.It is a versatile grass as it tolerates a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. This grass makes excellent background plants, and since this grass tolerates moist soils, it is a fine choice for water gardens or along stream banks.’Northwind’ prefers full sun, and moist, fertile soil; however, the plant will tolerate sand, heavy clay, dry slopes and boggy areas.This grass spreads quickly or slowly by rhizomes, depending on growing conditions. Northwind is a native grass and it is tough! Use it in your landscape as a vertical accent, in a mixed border, or as border hedge. This popular plant always sells out fast! Order yours now!* 6′ Erect Deep Green Foliage* Foliage and Flowers Turn Golden in Autumn* Tolerates Snow Load and Grows Anywhere.
Fast Growing, Ornamental Grass with Year Round InterestWith the beginning of spring, Shenandoah’s blue/green leaves emerge with subtle red tips and increasingly transition to burgundy/red by autumn. By mid-summer it has sent aloft puffy, summer blooms of a reddish/pink hue that rise above the foliage on airy panicles.The fluffy flower heads drift on the afternoon breeze as if delicate clouds, drawing the eye and enticing pollinators to come in for a closer look. Your yard’s birds will certainly also take notice, sizing Shenandoah up for a tasty treat (as the flowers transition to seeds). Both the foliage and panicle seeds slowly adopt shades of grey and brown for fall, lending a bit of decorative interest to your winter landscape. Your Shenandoah Switch Grass is an ornamental grass growing up to 4 feet in height with a 3 foot spread. It has a narrow, upright nature and is quite versatile, able to tolerate a variety of soils and conditions. Its hardy nature is most at home with moist soils and full sun, but can survive in dry soils, clay or sand as well. Shenandoah would look lovely planted in mass in a naturalized area of your yard, but even just one in your perennial bed would be sure to draw the eye. They’re especially useful for those areas where you’d like some winter interest. When tall grass prairie covered vast areas of the U.S., switch grass was a vital part of the ecosystem. Versatile and able to thrive in a variety of conditions, switch grass has a long history of being valued by gardeners…as it will be by you this year! * Colorful foliage & flowers* Year round interest* Fast growing* Deer resistant.
Big native prairie grass fits any landscape!Ok, maybe its cliché that Texas is known for big hair, big boots, big belt buckles and big football teams, but now it will definitely be known for big grass!Dallas Blues Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum ‘Dallas Blues’ Plant Patent #11,202) is a super hearty grass discovered near Dallas, Texas. It is a remnant of the long gone tall grass prairies of the mid-west and Great Plains. It grows to an impressive 5 feet tall and wide every season, creating a big, billowy presence in the garden.The strappy vase shape and exceptional height aren’t all that Dallas Blues has going for it, though. It is, as its name suggests, a stunning blue-green that really makes a statement in the garden. Plant it where it has room to grow in normal to poor soil. (It loves lean clay and sandy conditions so much it tends to flop if the soil is too rich!) Once it is established it survives with little fuss and is an excellent addition to xeric gardens.Dallas Blue Switchgrass looks great as a specimen plant by itself or in big mass planting. And just because it was discovered in the prairie, don’t limit it to rustic or natural gardens (even though it excels there). A big geometric bed of this great grass in a modern or formal garden stops traffic!Don’t forget the big purple-tan flower plumes that spring up in autumn and persist well into winter, either. They are great cut flowers and winter garden interest, as well as food for the birds.This simple-to-grow grass will be a real standout in your landscape, so don’t wait to order yours! Order today!* Easy care native * Great for hedges, screens and borders * Unique eye-catching blue-green color* Fast grower* Works in any garden setting, from cottage to contemporary.