Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine'

'Cloud Nine' Switch Grass

$10.63 | 1 G | 47 Avail. | $10.63

1 G Weight: 25.0 lb



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Cloud Nine Switch Grass is a tall fast-growing ornamental grass native to the prairies of North America.  The stiff upright medium green foliage turns yellow in fall.   In mid-summer stems holding airy clusters of tiny golden-yellow  flowers raise above the foliage like a cloud which turn brown in fall and persist through winter.  Prefers part sun and moist well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Height: 

5'-7'

Spread: 

2'-3'

Spacing: 

2’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5-9

Culture: 

 Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Yellow

Season of Interest: 

Summer, FallYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant. Too much shade will lose its upright form.  Beetles and mites are occasional problems.  Root and crown rot may occur in poorly drained soils. Some susceptibility to rust.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group PlantingsBordersNaturalized AreasWoodland GardenWildlife GardensBog Gardens, Rock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Salvia, Shasta Daisy, Sedum

Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Panicum virgatum Cloud Nine 3zz, CC BY-SA 4.0

 

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