Common Name: Switch Grass
Full to part sun, moderately wet to dry moisture level, best on sandy to clay loams and does poorly on heavy soils. 3-6 feet height, blooms late summer into fall, pink flowers, spreads steadily into colonies by both rhizomes and re-seeding.
Germination Code: A
Native Region: Statewide
A warm-season clump-forming grass widely grown as an ornamental. One of our most valuable native grasses and adapted to a wide range of sites. Easy to grow. Tends to flop in rich soils. Has a number of cultivars, including ‘Dacotah’, ‘Hanse Herms’, ‘Heavy Metal’, ‘Northwind’, ‘Rotstrahlbusch’, ‘Shenandoah’, ‘Squaw’, and ‘Sunburst.’ Attracts songbirds, game birds and butterflies.