Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine' - Cloud Nine Switch Grass

Cloud Nine Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine'

Also called Tall Switch Grass

  • Forms a tight upright clump of gray-green foliage becoming vase-shaped with age
  • Flat leaf blades are 30 cm long, branching from upright stems
  • Grass is topped with golden airy cloud-like panicles
  • Leaves turn golden-yellow in the fall and tan throughout the winter
  • A good choice for the formal garden
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to mid-fall
  • Flower Height: 200 cm
  • Foliage Height: 150 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season



150-200 cm

80-100 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

This grass grows in a 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 Cloud Nine Switch Grass:

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.



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