Panicum virgatum 'Niagara Falls'

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Features

FEATURES

Notably wide for a Panicum, ‘Niagara Falls’ is excellent for filling space in the landscape. This native ornamental grass that appears like a Miscanthus in the landscape with arching foliage, but adds the powder blue color characteristic of Switch Grass. In fall, sprays of cream seed heads pack the top of the plant.

Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Winter Interest
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Erosion Control
Resists: 
Deer
Grass: 
 Grass
Native to North America

CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Type: 
 Perennial
 
Height Category: 
 Tall
 
Garden Height: 
 48 Inches
 
Spacing: 
 48 Inches
 
Spread: 
 48 Inches
 
Flower Colors: 
 Tan
 
Flower Shade: 
 Tan
 
Foliage Colors: 
 Blue
 
Foliage Shade: 
 Powder blue
 
Habit: 
 Upright
 
Container Role: 
 Thriller

PLANT NEEDS

Light Requirement: 
 Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Maintenance Category: 
 Easy
Bloom Time: 
 Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
 4a4b5a5b6a6b7a7b8a8b9a9b
Water Category: 
 Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
 Average Soil
 
 Fertile Soil
 
 Poor Soil
Soil PH Category: 
 Acidic Soil
 
 Neutral Soil
Uses: 
 Border Plant
 
 Container
 
 Cut Flower
 
 Dried Flower
 
 Landscape
 
 Mass Planting
 
 Specimen or Focal Point
Maintenance Notes: 
 

One of the easiest ornamental grasses to grow in full sun. Does well in any soil from sand to clay. Cut back in spring before new growth appears.

Prairie Winds® 'Niagara Falls' Panicum virgatum USPPAFCan PBRAF

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