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Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' - 55-65cm, 10lt

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' - 55-65cm, 10lt

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Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' is a clump-forming, deciduous, perennial grass with upright habit and flat, narrow, glaucous, blue-green leaves, turning golden-yellow and orange in autumn. Masses of hazy, blue-green flowers bloom in autumn, hovering over foliage like an airy cloud. Seed plumes persist well into winter. Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' tolerates most soil types, even dry, but prefers average, medium moisture, well-drained, sandy or clay, soils. It thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Once established, resistant to drought. Somewhat tolerant of urban pollution and coastal conditions. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. Switch Grass 'Prairie Sky' is a wonderful, architectural grass from the prairies of North America. Perfect as an accent plant or when planted in masses. It is very adaptable and suitable for cottage, urban, coastal, and wildlife gardens. Great for rock and gravel gardens. Excellent for flower beds and borders, shrub and wall-side borders, and for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Switch Grass 'Prairie Sky'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous grass

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    North America

  • Flower

    hazy, blue-green flowers resembling airy clouds

  • Foliage

    flat, narrow, glaucous, blue-green leaves, golden-yellow and orange in autumn

  • Maturation period

    2–5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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