- Height At Maturity Under 10 Feet
- Ships Year Round
- Bloom Season Summer
- Zone 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Usage Ponds & Water Gardens,Drought Tolerant Plants
- Categories Native Grasses
$3.69 - $44.99
Switchgrass is used for deer repellent
Switchgrass, also known as thatch grass, tall panic grass, or Wobsqua grass, is a perennial species of bunchgrass found in most parts of North America, from Canada to Mexico. It is a relatively invasive, weedy species that thrive optimally in meadow and prairie settings that receive total sun exposure. Switchgrass has a vast array of uses that range from soil conservation such as; game cover, biosequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (a serious climate issue in our modern society), phytoremediation, forage production, and, most recently, a biomass component for ethanol and butanol. Switchgrass grows in a clustered dispersion pattern, with dense clumps of the plants being observed. The switchgrass leaves average a height of about three to six feet and display a linear, parallel vein distribution; Switchgrass requires a moderate amount of water for growth and can thrive in dry and moist soil compositions. This species also has a wide range of decorative applications for homeowners, including groundcover, deer repellent, and nesting and cover for wildlife.
Switchgrass attracts various birds and insects, namely butterflies
Switchgrass attracts various birds and insects, namely butterflies, to the area and is heavily pollinated by the wind. Although many people do not desire to have switchgrass in their gardens due to its invasive nature, it has several different ecological uses. It promotes biodiversity in a garden setting or any environmental setting for that matter. Using an alternative photosynthetic mechanism known as C4 photosynthesis, switchgrass can grow in a wide range of environments, including northern Canada and the temperate environments of the United States and Mexico. Growth most often begins in the late Spring months and continues until the cold weather becomes too severe for optimal growth. The leaves of switchgrass turn from bright green color in the Spring and Summer months to a pale yellow in the Fall, making it an adaptive ornamental decoration for any yard at any season of the year.
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