Unfortunately I did not have any luck with this plant. They were kind of skimpy when they arrived (2) but I didn’t contact the company because on a previous disappointing order I was told that sometimes plants are trimmed before shipping. They certainly didn’t look like the grasses Laura from GardenAnswers gets. Anyway, I planted these grasses and they grew very little. I was hoping they would reappear this spring but no luck. I really wanted to add these beautiful grasses to my garden but I don’t think I will try again.
Prairie Winds® 'Apache Rose' Switch Grass Panicum virgatum
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
A sturdy, durable ornamental grass that withstands adverse weather conditions. Grey-green leaves form a strictly upright, dense clump. Rose-colored flower panicles and leaf tips in fall.Foliage InterestFall InterestWinter InterestDrought TolerantSalt TolerantErosion ControlResists:DeerGrass:Grass
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 InchesSpacing:30 InchesSpread:30 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:TanFlower Shade:RoseFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Gray-greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
One of the easiest ornamental grasses to grow in full sun. Does well in any soil from sand to clay. Cut back in spring before new growth appears. It is a warm season grass, so dig and divide in spring or summer, while the plant is in an active growth pattern.Prairie Winds® 'Apache Rose' Panicum virgatum USPP 29,142, Can 5,651
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Connie, New Jersey, United States, 21 weeks ago
This grass is beautiful and tough. I didn't mark them as my absolute favorite because that spot is for my hydrangeas, however, I now have SEVEN of this variety so that should tell you something. They are exactly as pictured and appear unbothered by variable water conditions in my zone 6 environment.Juliet W, 2 years ago