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Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine'

Cloud 9 Giant Blue Switchgrass

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Item #: 1785

Zones: 4a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L)

Panicum 'Cloud 9' is a superb selection of native switchgrass from Maryland's defunct Bluemount Nursery...truly a panicum on steroids! I first saw Panicum 'Cloud Nine' at Longwood Gardens, where visitors were gawking, snapping pictures, and making notes. The strongly growing, 8' tall, vertical clumps of metallic-blue foliage are topped by giant, reddish-brown, cloud-like plumes in late summer through fall. As the flowers fade, their sheer size causes the clump to billow out like an inebriated woman with big hair. I recommend some strong neighbors nearby for support if horizontal space is an least for the grass. This is one totally awesome...I'm running out of adjectives...INCREDIBLE grass!!!