Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’

Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’

Common Name

Switch Grass

Plant Description

Beautiful steel blue-green foliage with strong upright growth habit. Fast growing and drought tolerant, but will tolerate moist conditions. Narrow panicles open from August to September, then the foliage turns a golden yellow color in the fall.


  • Light: Full Sun
  • Height: 48-60”
  • Spread: 24-36”
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Deer-Resistant: YES
  • Drought-Resistant: YES
  • Cut Flower: YES


Recommended by Plants of Merit.

Breeder Notes

Selected and introduced by Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm in Wisconsin.

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