Panicum virgatum Apache Rose (Blue Switch Grass)

(Prairie Winds® Collection) This clump-forming warm season grass features grey-green leaves that turn rosy-red-tinted, while pink-tinged flower panicles appear midsummer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
4 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts pollinators

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PPAF, CPBRAF
Brand Proven Winners

Small white daisy flowers with yellow to red centres grow atop foliage of heart-shaped toothed leaves on dark reddish-brown stems.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance

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Tubular, fluted golden yellow rays open around a darker yellow centre disk. Foliage of upright stems and dark green leaves forms a compact mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit tolerant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant

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(Cara Mia™ Series) Masses of double raspberry-pink flowers that, once fully bloomed, resemble puffballs, grow tall above deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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(Summerific® Series) Large dinnerplate-sized blooms of white with magenta-tipped petals and matching veining with a small cherry red eye grow on compact dark green foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
4-5 ft tall x 5-6 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Humidity tolerant
Long blooming
Deciduous

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This tall, slender perennial features widely branched inflorescence bearing fluffy blooms of white flowers that are a magnet for Monarch butterflies. The bright green, narrow grass-like foliage keeps its colour all season. Slow growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Bright yellow ray flowers with black centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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This clump-forming warm season grass features medium green leaves that turn yellow or orange-tinted, while pink-tinged flower panicles appear midsummer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
3-6 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts pollinators

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This clump-forming warm season dwarf grass features pendulous blue-green leaves, while green-tinged flower panicles appear midsummer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts pollinators
Salt tolerant

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