Northeast Pollinator Plants
Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
Shipping will be in the order received. Please check the Home Page for updated expected ship date. Free shipping for 15 or more plants.
Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: Switchgrass
Attracts: Butterflies, Larval Host, Birds
Use: Garden, Naturalizing and Monarch Garden
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Moist
Flower Time: Mid-August to October
Flower Color: Reddish Purple
Height: 3' - 6'
Notes: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass) is a clump-forming native grass, show-stopper. Beautiful in all seasons and valued by many butterflies and moths as a larval host plant, seeds for songbirds and cover/nesting material for many wildlife species.
Native to all US except the West Coast, RARE IN VT: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).