Panicum Varigatum, Switch Grass
Switch Grass Attracts Wildlife
Switch Grass is commonly known as Panicum Virgatum. It can grow well in areas that have warm season. They are found growing in large prairies and used in soil conservation or ornamental grass. They can also be referred to as thatch grass, wild redtop, or tall prairie grass. They have deep roots and the grass can grow in late springs. This is a self seeding crop and once the seeds are ready they will blow in the wind and disperse themselves. They can live up to ten years or longer.
Switchgrass is a tall type of grass. It is a tan green color. Plus it looks cool around ponds and rivers. It is a type of grass so it just keeps growing and growing. It doesn't really have a certain height. If you are interested in getting some go for it you won't regret it.
Switch Grass is a native grass that is a slow grower.
The leaves are hairy and dragonflies, birds and fish love them. The Switch grass is often found planted around ponds, lakes and water areas along the banks. Fish love hatching their eggs in the roots. It is a fairly tall plant and does well in hot, humid climates. This grass looks great planted around a water garden or an area that needs something to attract dragonflies and butterflies.