Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues' - Dallas Blues Switch Grass
Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues' - Dallas Blues Switch Grass

Dallas Blues Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'

Also called Blue Switch Grass

  • Forms a dense, upright clump of steel-blue to green foliage
  • This cultivar has a wider leaf blade, (2-4 cm wide) that arches from upright stems
  • Topped with purple-pink airy panicles about 50 cm long
  • Foliage turns attractive shades of rust-brown in the fall and beige-brown in the winter
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Height: 175 cm
  • Foliage Height: 150 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

ZONE:
5

COLOUR:
Purple

HEIGHT:
150-175 cm

SPREAD:
70-100 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 Dallas Blues 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.