Panicum virgatum Cloud Nine (Tall Switch Grass)

This tall, clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous glaucous blue leaves that turn beige in summer, while airy golden flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
5-7 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar

Yellow centres are surrounded by a frill of semi-double lavender blue-violet petals. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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(Lil’ Bang™ Series) Large blooms of butter-yellow sport a heart of soft red that spreads farther down the petals the cooler the temperature gets. Medium green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
0.75-1 ft tall x 1 ft-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant

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(Cara Mia™ Series) Masses of double lemon-yellow 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 bright bubblegum pink with a deep red-black eye grow on compact bright green foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
4-4.5 ft tall x 4-4.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Humidity tolerant

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This tall, slender perennial features widely branched inflorescence bearing fluffy deep lavender to magenta flowers that are a magnet for Monarch butterflies. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late-summer
3-5 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant

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Masses of bright yellow ray flowers with dark brown centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact, dwarf habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1 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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(Prairie Winds® Collection) This clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous blue-green leaves that turn wine-red in summer, while purple flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

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

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This clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous blue leaves that turn rust-brown in autumn, while airy mauve flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
4-6 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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