Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Panicum virgatum 'Totem Pole' (Blue Switch Grass)

(Prairie Winds® Collection) Upright form of steel-blue foliage with powdery-blue stems. In early fall golden seed panicles explode from the top. Tall narrow upright sturdy plant that will remain standing during the winter. 6′ tall x 2.5′ spread. Full Sun.


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

Greenish tan flower panicles tower over the top of the foliage bursts out like out of a water fountain. Attractive wide blue-green leaves are very sturdy. Tall strong upright habit. Blooms late summer. 7′ tall x 5-6′ spread. Full Sun.

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Dark purple, bottle brush-like flower spikes arch outward from a clump of foliage. Foliage is narrow, medium to deep green maturing golden yellow in fall, fading to beige late fall. Spreading clump habit. 2-3′ tall x 2-3′ spread. Full Sun/Part Shade

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