This item is available for purchase in mid January through May while supplies last. Shipping of this product begins in mid-April according to hardiness zone.
Panicum virgatum Shenandoah. A spectacular red switchgrass. Upright foliage becomes red-tinted during the summer, ending in a dazzling red in the fall. Easy to grow and maintain. Height with blooms can reach 3-4 feet. 2.5" plug.
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 12.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 11.75 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 10.95 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 10.45 / pkg|
Be sure to soak the root systems in warm water for a few hours before planting and water them well afterward. Plant the crown level with the soil surface. Never plant grasses too deeply. Mulching is great to conserve moisture, especially during the first season, but keep mulch away from the crown.
All of the following varities are clump forming, and therefore are not invasive. Blue Oat Grass, Blue Fescue & Feather Reed Grass are cool-season grasses that will start growing and bloom earlier in the season. The rest,(except for Variegated Sedge, which is technically not a grass) are warm-season grasses and start to grow later in the spring, and bloom late in the summer.
Leave the stems on your grasses for winter interest. Remove dead stems to almost ground level in early spring. Grasses can also be divided at this time, if the clump is too large and/or you would like new plants, or if the center becomes sparse and woody (you may need an axe!). Be patient with some of these varieties!