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
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Dry
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.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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