Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'️ ❤️

(Switch Grass)

Rating: 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

Light: ☀️⛅

Deer resistant: yes 🦌

Moisture: not fussy, but will tolerate wet soil

Size: 72” H x 30” W

Bloom: Tan-colored airy panicles float on long stems above basal foliage in July-August

Hardiness zone: 5

This ornamental grass forms thick upright clumps of blue-green grass-like leaves above which airy flower panicles emerge in mid-summer. The brown stalks and feathery panicles offer winter interest as well. Indestructible, and not a fast, thuggish spreader like so many ornamental grasses. Deer don’t typically bother it.