Switch Grass

Botanical Name: Panicum virgatum

Height: about 1.5 m

Season of bloom: September

Growing Conditions: Sun. Thrives in most soils. Clumping.

Wildlife benefits: All native grasses have many ecological benefits. Switch Grass is especially good for winter cover and food. Host for caterpillars of Peck’s Skippers.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes.

Seeds: Germination Code: C(30) – cold, moist stratify for 30 days.

Remarks: Deep-rooted warm season grass, good for stabilizing soil

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