Dacotah Switch Grass


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1 Live Plant – Dacotah Switchgrass Perennial

Zone: 3-9

Dacotah Switch Grass
Panicum Virgatum

Attractive Perennial Grass!

Switchgrass is an easy-to-grow perennial grass found throughout most of the United States. This cultivar originates from North Dakota. Frequently grown in clumps as a landscaping plant, it reaches about three to five feet in height and should be cut back to the ground in the early spring so that new blades can form from the stalks. Its ornamental value is primarily derived from its redish stems and golden-brown seed heads.

This species is not picky about location and works well for erosion control. Switchgrass is actually a type of millet and is often used for grazing due to its high protein and phosphorus content. It has a very high biomass and therefore shows promise as a biofuel as well. It also plays a role in improving water quality.

3rd photo is an example of what you will receive in the mail.


Recommended spacing between plants: 40-80 cm (24-32″)
Ideal conditions: full sun; prefers moist fertile soil, but adapts to a wide range of soil conditions.

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Planting Instructions:

Plant the root ball into the soil and keep the top of the root ball level with the soil.

Water daily so it does not dry out. Do this for 2 weeks and then water as needed.

Flowering plumes emerge in late Summer.