Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ Upright Switchgrass
Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ -Upright Switchgrass
A dependable upright habit and beautiful blue green foliage set this Panicum apart from other switchgrasses.
Northwind likes drought tolerant conditions , but it can also handle boggy soil conditions occassionally.
Beginning in August, a multitude of narrow, open panicles top the plant. One ’Northwind’ in a garden creates a stunning vertical accent, while several planted as a backdrop form a dynamic structural look.
Upright Switchgrass was introduced by Northwind Perennial Farm of Wisconsin, and it has since become a very popular Panicum cultivar.
Northwind grows 4 feet, 5 feet in flower, likes sun and wet-dry soil conditions.
Plume flowers in September
Hardy in Zones 4-9
Origin: North America