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Panicum virgatum

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Wantirna
B12, C7, D1
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Wantirna
B12, C7, D1
Size: 14cm
Available: 24
$/Unit (EX GST): $7.88 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $8.66 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass, Old Switch Panic Grass,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Tufting, V-Shaped

Description:
A rhizome, perennial grass that has very strong, showy, arching stems of bluish-green foliage. In summer purple flower seed heads appear above the stems and then in Autumn and Winter the leaves turn to an amber tinge giving year round colour display. Makes a soothing swishing sound in the wind, ideal for a sensory garden. Grows approx. 1.5m H x 0.8m W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Cut Flower, Erosion Control, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Mass Planting, Rain Gardens, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Mites, Rust

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae NorthAmerica

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Blue, Green, Orange
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: High, Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High
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