Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's Alive! Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' Switch Grass

Whew! I'm very relieved that my Northwind switchgrass [Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'] is showing signs of life, meaning it survived the winter. I posted earlier about the different types of ornamental grasses in my yard, and how not all of them were awake because there are 'cool' and 'warm' season grasses. Northwind is a warm season grass, and is just barely showing signs of waking up this last week of April.

northwind switchgrass emerging

northwind switchgrass dormant
I transplanted and divided this grass into thirds last October. I got the plant on sale because it was late in the year, and I'm hoping to get 3 for the price of one!

The middle plant has just 1 tiny green shoot emerging - just barely alive, but that's all I need for it to come back and eventually turn into a whimsical 7 foot tall grassy screen.

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