Botanical Name: Panicum virgatum
Height: about 1.7 m
Season of bloom: September
Growing Conditions: Sun. Thrives in most soils. Clumping.
Wildlife benefits: All native grasses have many ecological benefits. Panic grass is especially good for winter cover and food. Host for caterpillars of Peck’s Skippers.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes.
Remarks: Deep-rooted warm season grass, good for stabilizing soil
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