Panicum virgatum 'Niagara Falls' PP 34,509

Niagara Falls Panic Grass

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Item #: 16748

Zones: 4a to 8b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L)

Regular price $19.20
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Panicum virgatum 'Niagara Falls', the latest ornamental grass gem from Hans Hansen's work at Walters Gardens has been a star in our trials. This lovely blue-foliaged selection of our native ornamental grass forms a 4' x 4' tall, non-flopping clump of recurving foliage, topped in mid-summer with very attractive upright, sturdy floral stalks of bronze tinged flowers. We think you'll really love this.


Panicum virgatum 'Niagra Falls' is a low maintenance perennial when grown in full, bright sun. The only maintenance needed in the garden is to cut the old foliage to the ground in late winter/early spring, just before the new foliage begins to emerge.

Growing Conditions:

Panicum virgatum cultivars grow well in a wide range of conditions from moist soils to very dry soils. Northwind switchgrass also grows in both acidic and alkaline soils. The other for being successful with switchgrass is full bright sun for more than 4 hours a day.

If your 'Niagra Falls' clumps get too large, they can be divided, which is best done in fall and winter after they have been cutback.

Natural Impact:

Panicum virgatum is frequented by butterflies and birds, and is the larval host of several skippers (butterfly relatives).