Panicum Varigatum is easily grown and can tolerate a variety of different soils. It typically grows in clumps but will also spread out. It does not have any significant insect or disease problems either. It is an excellent accent and looks fantastic grown in a group or mass. It makes an effective screen and is a great perennial for borders. Panicum Varigatum is also a nice addition to wild gardens, native plant gardens, meadows, or natural areas. This ornamental grass does well in bog gardens, along ponds, and is appropriate for water gardens. Its medium green leaves turn yellow in the autumn and sometimes features orange tints. before fading to a beige hue in the winter.
Panicum Varigatum is commonly referred to as switchgrass. It is a perennial and grows during warm seasons. It is native in North America. It usually grows naturally. It has a long life and a rapid growth rate. It has brown seed/fruit and a coarse texture. It has yellow flower occasionally. It will bloom in the late summer.
This grass was once used in open prairies and open fields. Cattle, livestocks and sheep used to eat this grass as part of the daily nutrition. It can grow well in shallow dirt. The downside to this plant is that while it is young, weeds can soon take over or grow into this plant making it hard to pull them out. This plant is a tall grower and now most homeowners plant it around their driveways or walkways.
Panicum Varigatum is also known as Switchgrass.
It will make a great ornamental grass for natural areas and also for borders. This grass grows best in moist and wet soil conditions. Switchgrass will also give a water garden a very natural look. Switchgrass once it is established it hard to get rid of. The roots are thick and hold on pretty tight.