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Ornamental Grass, Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’

Fantastic ornamental grass with prized color! ‘Shenandoah’ is an ornamental switch grass that features some of the best burgundy-red foliage of the many panicum cultivars currently available. The foliage emerges bluish-green but rapidly turns burgundy-red (by late June in some areas) to form a compact, narrow, erect, 4-5′ tall clump of foliage, which is topped in summer by finely-textured, airy reddish-pink flower panicles which hover over the foliage like an airy cloud. Panicles turn beige as the seeds mature in fall with the seed plumes persisting well into winter. Foliage also turns beige in late-fall and provides good winter interest.


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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 4-5'
Spacing 2' wide
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Foliage Green w/Burgundy-Red Tips
Flower Reddish-pink
Bloomtime July-February

General Information +

Botanical: Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Common: Ornamental Grass

Family: Poaceae

General Characteristics: Ornamental Grasses are gaining in popularity all over the U.S. due to their undemanding nature and long lasting, year round beauty. There is nothing that adds such interesting forms, textures and movement to a garden, than with this diverse plant group. They can be planted along banks of ponds, incorporated into perennial gardens, grouped together, utilized as a ground cover along walkways, paths or on steep banks. They aren't fussy about soil requirements, are drought tolerant as well as insect and disease resistant.

Tip: Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Use: Best massed or in groups. Perennial borders, meadows, wild gardens or naturalized areas.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to hold the roots. Fill the hole with water and position the plant so the crown (where the root meets the stem) is just slightly below the soil line. Fill the hole with soil and water again. A slow release fertilizer may be used each spring, though it's not necessary.