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Panicum virgatum ‘Totem Pole’


Panicum virgatum 'Totem Pole' forms a strongly upright column of steel blue leaves and powder blue stems to 6 feet.

Panicum virgatum 'Totem Pole' forms a strongly upright column of steel blue leaves and powder blue stems perfect when you need an exclamation point in the garden that doesn't take up too much space. An airy cloud of golden flowers appear in fall and are beautiful when they catch the late afternoon light. Tolerant of exposed, windy sites and hot, sunny locations in average to poor soil. Good winter interest as it turns to shades of tan.

Common Name: Switch Grass

Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Grass

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Prairies and in openings and savannas throughout the eastern United States. It is one of the co-dominant grass species of the original tallgrass prairie.

Award: GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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