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A graceful bunch grass with pink-tinged flowers (June-August) and delicate, airy seedheads which persist to midwinter. A critical component of tall-grass prairies, deep fibrous roots make this grass ideal for erosion control. Tolerates drought, clay soil, black walnut, and air pollution. Slightly salt tolerant. Can be planted in rain gardens, host plant to several species of skipper, very high value to wildlife including birds which use winter stalks as cold-weather shelter and feed on the persisting seedheads. Good fall color, excellent ornamental grass for borders, may self-seed in ideal growing conditions.

Dry To Moist
Full Sun
2-5 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 2b-10a
Perennial
Deer Resistant

Native Range: ME south to FL, west to AZ, north to ID. Also native in Canada in SK, MB, ON, QC, and NS

Germination - Very Easy: No treatment.

Switch Grass Seed Packet $4.00

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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