Photo Courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company

Panicum virgatum Northwind (Blue Switch Grass)

This clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous olive-green leaves that turn beige in autumn, while airy golden 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
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant


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