Panicum virgatum 'Haense Herms'
Switchgrass

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Deer Resistant Bird Friendly Full Sun Part Shade
DESCRIPTION
Switchgrass
Panicum virgatum 'Haense Herms'

A clump-forming grass that grows 4-5' tall with flower heads rising another 1' above the foliage, 'Haense Herms' offers steely blue foliage with red-tinged tips that become more prolific as the season progresses. Flower heads turn beige in fall with the seed plumes persisting well into winter. This bunchgrass provides excellent cover and food for ducks, upland game birds, and songbirds.

BENEFITS
  • Provides nest sites, protective cover and food for birds
  • The Grass Family is an essential larval host for most banded skippers and satyrs
  • Showy red foliage and compact form
  • Great winter interest
  • Use flowers in fresh or dried arrangements
  • Tolerates a wide range of growing conditions, including poor or wet soils
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Woodlands edge, breaks, fields, marshes, prairies and roadsides; Nova Scotia to Manitoba south to Nevada and Florida.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
MAP KEY: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts

 

Clumping grasses like this are also known as bunch grasses. Use these grasses en masse mixed with meadow shrubs to provide ideal wildlife habitat. This kind of layout provides protective cover, quality nesting areas and food for birds and insects.

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Grows easily in full sun. Plant in average to dry soil. Leave the foliage in place for winter interest and to provide homes for over-wintering wildlife. Cut back to the ground in late winter before new growth begins. Plants can self-sow but are not invasive.

 

Mature Size: 4-5ft. Tall x 2-3ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 2-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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