Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue' - Switchgrass or beach grass

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Full SunDeer ResistantRain GardenPart ShadeBird Friendly

Switchgrass or beach grass
Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'

- Plant listed for information only. Not currently being sold at Garden Centers

This smooth, blue tinted grass can grow as tall as 4' and spreads slowly through its rhizome growth forming clumps. It was selected for its silver blue color, and graceful fountain habit. The flowers are airy, emerging in the fall, and persisting as a light beige color throughout the winter. Selected and named, by Rick Darke, for the lower Delaware beach town that bears its name.

North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery. 


  • Selected for its blue green foliage and fountain-like habit
  • Airy blue-tinged flowers bloom in late summer followed by tan seeds
  • Birds dine on the seeds in fall and into winter
  • Salt tolerant, good for seaside gardens and roadsides
  • Low maintenance, easy to grow, great for busy homeowners
  • Tolerates drought, erosion, dry soil and black walnuts

Native Range

Native along the shores from Louisiana to Connecticut. It is adapted to dry, sterile locations where it plays an important role in stabilizing.


Native grasses provide food for many birds in the fall when they produce seed. Other beneficial wildlife use ornamental grasses for cover and nesting. Try to wait until spring to cut them back so wildlife has their protection all winter.




Mature Size: 3-4ft. Tall x 2-3ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 2-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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