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Switchgrass

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Reviews (4)

  • 5
    Switchgrass

    Posted by Irene Layman on 30th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to our yard.

  • 5
    Switchgrass

    Posted by Kristi Leroy on 29th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to our yard.

  • 5
    Switchgrass

    Posted by Regina Hudson on 29th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to my driveway. Looks great where I planted it.

  • 5
    Switchgrass

    Posted by Sara Jennings on 28th Aug 2019

    This looks great along the walkway to our barn.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Description

Switchgrass will look fabulous planted around a family pool

It will be very natural looking. It will also look great in a natural area. It will even do well in moist and wet soil conditions. This grass is a perennial so that it will grow year after year.

Switchgrass (scientific name Panicum virgatum) is a species of bunchgrass native to North America, found in the wild from the southern parts of Canada all the way to Mexico. Having been adopted as an ornamental plant for gardens, it goes great with many kinds of arrangements and serves both practical and aesthetic functions.

Switchgrass grows well with other grasses or alone in a pot

In gardens and landscaping arrangements, switchgrass is a popular choice for filling space surrounded by flowers or even as a focal point all on its own. It works well when paired with other grasses or green plants, and can grow just fine in pots.

While it won't start growing until late spring, it can withstand virtually any kind of weather conditions and remains upright even in the dead of winter. However, individual plants will have different levels of tolerance for these conditions and will grow to different heights and levels of growth depending on your particular plant.

Due to their deep roots that can reach up to several feet into the ground, switchgrass is an excellent choice to prevent soil erosion. Farmers also use it as a source of hay for their cattle and other livestock, and scientists have been looking into its uses as a biofuel.

Switchgrass changes colors with the seasons

The color of switchgrass changes with the seasons. In spring, it usually appears light green with pink flower spikes, darkening as it reaches the summer months. By fall, red and yellow tips formed in late summer will have begun to overtake the plant entirely, giving the grass a lovely orange coloration. By winter, it will become a dull beige before the process enters the next year again.

Switchgrass prefers to grow in full sunlight but will tolerate partial shade (though the chance of it flopping over will increase). It can grow to be extremely tall regardless of soil conditions. If it becomes too high, however, it may fall over, though its durability allows it to return to standing upright if the excess weight is clipped off.