Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Squaw'

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A switch grass which provides year-round interest, Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass has mid-green leaves which turn purple in autumn, with hints of reds and occasionally orange. The feathery flower panicles are brown with a pink hue, which contrasts against the foliage in summer, going on to then complement the purplish leaves in the autumn.

  • Best Features: Hardy, Very Low Maintenance
  • Ideal For: Perennial borders, small gardens
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Position: Any well-drained soil in a full sun or partial shade position

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Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass 2L Pot
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Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass description

Here you'll find our range of Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass which are great for punctuating perennial borders or for adding colour and movement to a smaller garden. Our grasses can be used in a variety of ways to decorate your garden, such as planting along pathways, enhancing entrances and archways or used to create a focal point in the garden. Our Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass has a clumping or tufting growing habit, with feather, pinkish-brown flower spikes at the end of green leaves which turn purple in and dark red in the autumn. If you’re looking for a size that is not listed - Please call us to enquire as we may be able to source the size you require.

How to use switch grass  in your planting scheme

Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass can add movement and colour to any small garden all year round, and the pink hued feathery flower heads can create a striking feature. 

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You can use our Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass to punctuate borders in or alongside other Small Garden Shrubs when space is at a premium.

Growth rate of Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass is an average growing species, reaching 1-1.5m in height with a width of 0.5-1m. 

How to care for Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass

We recommend trimming your Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass flower heads back after they have died in early spring to keep a tidy looking appearance. You can find more pruning information in our Advice Section.

Planting density recommendations for Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass

Planting density for Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass is really down to personal preference. Your Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass will look equally as brilliant planted close together or at intervals along the edge of your border.

Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' Grass is available year-round. We do have more sizes available so if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for please give us a call.

The vast majority of our grass plants are grown in the UK although every once in a while we may source them from specialised nurseries outside the UK, where we can be certain the quality cannot be rivalled. At best4hedging we always strive to bring you the freshest, highest quality plants whilst keeping our prices competitive, so you can buy grasses from us with complete confidence. 

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