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Prairie Winds® 'Apache Rose' Switch Grass Panicum virgatum

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
4' 3'
Height
4'
Spread
3'
  • Details

    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
  • 3 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • 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.

      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
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