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Panicum virgatum 
Switchgrass


Item #: 2005
Category: Grasses
Habit: Perennial
Height: 3-4 feet
Planting Rates: 
D-Pak covers 200 sq ft
4 lb. per acre
1 lb. covers 10,800 sq. ft.
Suggested seeding rates can be increased 3-4 times or more for fuller coverage sooner.

Price:  
1 D-Pak - $9.00
1-9 lbs. - $15.40 per lb.
10-49 lbs. - $15.26 per lb.
50+ lbs. - $14.95 per lb.

SOIL TYPE

SUNLIGHT

Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
 X    X    X    X    X    X            Medium Moist 

Pick Weight Range:

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for more info see Related Books
  Texas Range Plants
  Pasture and Range Plants
  Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region

Description

Switchgrass grows 3 to 6 feet tall and serves as an excellent wildlife cover in winter. Attractive, open conical seedheads turn golden-yellow in the fall and add another 1 to 2 feet. Switchgrass is fast-growing and its extensive roots provide excellent erosion control. It is best adapted to areas of moist soils, but grows under wide soil and climatic conditions throughout all lower 48 states. Takes full sun to part shade and occasional flooding.

Lush patch of Switchgrass growing on a river bank (above)

Good for creek banks and around ponds. Dove, quail and turkey use Switchgrass as food and cover as do many song birds. It is a larval food source for butterflies.

Seedhead of Switchgrass beautiful late summer colors (above)


 

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