Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Shenandoah Switch Grass

Deciduous Grass / Grass-Like

Shenandoah switch grass (Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah') is a very durable and handsome ornamental grass that takes challenging situations in stride. It's a warm season grass that takes its place in the garden in summer but really shines in fall when its foliage takes on burgundy tones.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 30 - 60 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Fall Color, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Blue, Green
Fall Color: Burgundy / Maroon

Bloom Season: Fall, Summer

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Late Fall / Early Winter, Three Seasons of Interest
Collections: Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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