Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’

Shenandoah Red Switch Grass
Plant Type

Grass-like, Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

3′ x 2-3′

Exposure

Full to partial sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Pink

Bloom Time

Summer

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

1-11, 14-23

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5A-9B

Fast-growing, deciduous, clumping ornamental grass to 3’ tall x 2-3’ wide. This popular variety is revered for its attractive foliage color forming an upright-growing clump of narrow green leaves that emerge with red tips, progressively deepening in color throughout summer, to eventually turn deep burgundy in the cool of fall. Adding further appeal to this variety are the feathery pink-tinged flower plumes that appear in summer. Well-suited as an accent, background or container specimen, or for planting in mass as a colorful, low-maintenance drift. Tolerates a wide variety of soil types (provided they’re well-drained) and requires little water once established. Thrives in a full to partial sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 5A-9B
Sunset Zone: 1-11, 14-23

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