Panicum virgatum Thundercloud (Blue Switch Grass)

This tall clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous blue-green leaves with hints of red that turn deeper shades of purple-red in autumn and fade to beige in winter, while airy silvery pink-tinged flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
7-8 ft tall x 4-5 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
Patent Info PP# 20,665

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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Red blooms with splashes of yellow grow on top of bright green foliage, adding intense colour into the landscape. Compact habit. Rebloomer. 

Blooms from June to September
10″ tall x 15″ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant

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(Prairie Pixies™ Collection) Daisy-like blooms of buttery yellow grow on short and stout, sturdy stems above deep green foliage. One of the few Echinacea that grow in a dwarf habit. Fast 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 mid-summer to early fall
1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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

Blooms mid-summer to fall
4-6 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Humidity tolerant
Long blooming
Deciduous
Salt tolerant

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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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Yellow large, daisy-like flowers with deep orange/burgundy centres bloom on bright green, ovate foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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This clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous green leaves with hints of red that turn deeper shades of purple-red in autumn and fade to beige in winter, while airy silvery pink-tinged flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
3-4 ft tall x 2.5-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features narrow green leaves that lighten to beige in autumn, while showy silvery-pink bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer, turning darker with the colder weather. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -10°F (-23°C)
2.5-5 ft tall x 2.5-5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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