Cape Breeze Dwarf Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze'

  • A North Creek Nurseries introduction
  • Upright compact habit
  • Forms a tight upright clump of green foliage that remains green into fall
  • Airy red cloud-like panicles, 30 cm long, rise above the foliage
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to mid-fall
  • Flower Height: 90cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season



60-90 cm

50-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

This grass grows in wide variety of soil conditions from wet to average, and is drought tolerant once established. Grows best in full sun and will flop over if grown in shade or overly rich soils. It should be pruned back to 10 cm above ground level in early spring.

Additional Notes about Cape Breeze Dwarf Switchgrass:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.