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Prairie Winds® 'Apache Rose' Switch Grass Panicum virgatum

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Exposure
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
48" 30"
Height
48"
Spread
30"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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    Features

    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 Interest
    Fall Interest
    Winter Interest
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant
    Erosion Control
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Grass: 
    Grass

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    30 Inches
    Spread: 
    30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Colors: 
    Tan
    Flower Shade: 
    Rose
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Gray-green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance 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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