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Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Dog' PP32736

Prairie Dog Switch Grass
Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Sun
Plant Category: Ornamental Grasses & Bamboo
Height: Minimum 4 feet , Maximum 5 feet
Width: Maximum 24 inches
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A spectacular switch grass with sturdy, upright, blue-green stems and wine-red leaves. In the spring, the foliage is blue-green, but by early summer the leaves begin to turn a stunning shade of deep red. Switch grass gets its name from the peaceful swishing sound it makes when blowing in the wind. All parts of this grass are very sturdy, and will remain standing thru winter unless snows are heavy. This provides important cover for birds during the coldest. In late summer, a bouquet of rosy panicles is displayed just above the foliage. When in bloom, the leaves curl slightly, which gives the impression of red ribbons woven throughout the flowers. (Meridian Young Plants)
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